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Setting the Stage: Helping Your Children Find Values Before they Learn them the Hard Way

Raising kids is hard work. Personally, I find it hard enough to be in charge of my own well being for 24 hours a day, forever, with no breaks, but to multiply that is just barbaric. And at least when you mess up your own life, you do not have as many people telling you… Continue reading Setting the Stage: Helping Your Children Find Values Before they Learn them the Hard Way

Smarter Schools – Dumber Kids?

There has never been a time of abundance quite like today in America, but people are still over consumed with the desire for more. I would credit this phenomenon to our wonderful social media brainwashing applications, accompanied by a massive avalanche of advertisements specifically catered to our individual preferences.  Even those of us alert enough… Continue reading Smarter Schools – Dumber Kids?

Strength, Wisdom, Resilience

Gratitude Sunday I’ve slipped away from writing for a bit. I don’t know whether it was the erratic schedule that threw me off at first, the following extra difficult workweek, or perhaps it was the logical and necessary recovery period following catharsis caused by letting out all that I have been writing in my heard… Continue reading Strength, Wisdom, Resilience

Teaching Your Children to Win at Relationships Even if You Failed

If you were lucky enough to have been raised by a happy and healthy married couple, you probably take a lot of what you learned from them for granted. We as children, take in everything from our surroundings, often not realizing that our brain is working behind the scenes making new associations and forming new… Continue reading Teaching Your Children to Win at Relationships Even if You Failed

Kindergarten Graduation: Is a Celebration Really Necessary?

Every time I receive a notice about my daughter’s pending Kindergarten graduation, my first thought, well after wondering how much this was going to run me, is if managing not to eat enough glue to get held back was really that much of an accomplishment. Seriously, When I ask her what type of job she… Continue reading Kindergarten Graduation: Is a Celebration Really Necessary?