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Practice Makes Progress

We all agree that no one wants to suffer or have their child suffer. We don't want bad things to happen or trouble to come our way, or our child's. Yet, what appears and feels like discomfort,...

How to Ask the Right Questions

“How was your day?” “Fine.” “What did you learn today?” “Nothing.” “Are you finished with your science project?” “No.” Being on the receiving end of one-word answers from adolescents is all too...

The On Ramp to Fall Semester 2020

Uncertainty’s lingered far longer than we expected. I, like you, want a giant slice of permanent normal. No sprinkles or bows required, only our lives, livelihood and school to open like it has for...

5 Simple Steps to Apologizing

A dad asked his daughter to give a handful of her M&Ms to her brother from the big bag she’d bought. She shook her head. Prompted again, her answer remained the same.  Disparagingly, her dad...

Happy Father’s Day

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me”  Jim Valvano Thank You for Being an Incredible Dad The fabric of a dad’s life, your life, is woven together...
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Have you established ground rules for Shelter in Place?
Being at home together 24 - 7 is harder than we thought ...
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Have you established ground rules for Shelter in Place?

5 Insights from Sheltering at Home
Who would have thought a virus would have grounded us? But it has, and as we live our unexpected lives ...
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5 Insights from Sheltering at Home

Mastering Being Home with Kids During Coronavirus
Because businesses have been shuttered and socialising distanced we have the gift of unexpected time at home. In no particular ...
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Mastering Being Home with Kids During Coronavirus

On the Road to Adulting
Subliminally and experientially we teach our children what kindness looks and feels like. With nary a lecture, they go forward, ...
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On the Road to Adulting

3 Ways Kindness Grows
Subliminally and experientially we teach our children what kindness looks and feels like. With nary a lecture, they go forward, ...
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3 Ways Kindness Grows

Why Gratitude Doesn't Suck
I believe in the power of gratitude and I’m indebted to those who have studied and proven its value. Expressing ...
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Why Gratitude Doesn’t Suck

When a Parent is Proven Wrong
As a mom I’ve been wrong. I proved it. A few years back my younger son was studying the space ...
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When a Parent is Proven Wrong

How to Talk About Disappointments
Remember that time your child was competing in or for something? She’d worked hard and felt 100% confident that her ...
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How to Talk About Disappointments

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