I often tell the story of when I did the swimming leg of a triathlon. The deep water swim taught me many valuable lessons about parenting and life. Here’s a few that are beneficial for us all to remember:... more
I once had a reader say that praising didn’t come naturally for her. In fact, she thought praising seemed fake and annoying. She wrote:
I don't want to be a cheerleader, always saying "Good job" no matter... more
Many years ago I co-directed a youth theater production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest.” On our last day of performances, we had a matinee and an evening performance. The matinee performance started... more
2 - What kind of opportunities do you give for kids to follow through before getting consequences?
Example: It’s each of the children's responsibility to make their bed, tidy their bedroom and get dressed... more