Four Ways to Encourage Courage in Kids

Four Ways to Encourage Courage in Kids

  This is the second in a series of six posts exploring the strengths that make kids intelligent, courageous, good with other people, involved in their communities and connected with something larger than themselves. The purpose of the series is to give...
Six Ways to Inspire Your Creative Teen

Six Ways to Inspire Your Creative Teen

I was so fired up after reading Dan Pink’s book, A Whole New Mind, in 2010, that the day after I finished it I made an appointment to tell the headmaster of my son’s school about it. I loved the way it described not just the potential but the NEED for creative people...
Five Fabulous Ways Children Are Smart

Five Fabulous Ways Children Are Smart

This is the first in a series of posts exploring the strengths that make kids intelligent, courageous, good with other people, involved in their communities and connected with something larger than themselves. The purpose of the series is to give you new ideas for...
Four Steps To Help Your Teens Be Happier

Four Steps To Help Your Teens Be Happier

  If your child is feeling insecure and unhappy, one of the most helpful things you can do is introduce them to their inner strengths and teach them how to use them. In schools around the world where this has been taught to students, researchers found significant...
A Much Better Way to Read Report Cards

A Much Better Way to Read Report Cards

Do you remember that awful feeling of bringing home a report card that had a disappointing grade on it? The dread of having your parents focus right in on that grade and asking, “So what happened in ___________?” And then the shame that followed when you...
Mommy See, Mommy Do

Mommy See, Mommy Do

I taught my daughter to be insecure and perfectionistic and to care a lot about what other people think of her. I didn’t intend to teach her these things, of course, any more than my mother intended to teach them to me. Sadly, we are in good company:...