Tag Archive | parenting

Second Act. Class Act. A Conversation with Amy Roloff

For over 12 years now, the Roloff family has allowed us into their lives giving us a glimpse of what it’s like to be a little person in a world that is predominately designed for bigger people.  What we have learned from the Roloffs–and what might just be the greater point of the show is […]

10 Tips for Living & Dealing with Anxiety in Relationships & Families

10 Tips for Living & Dealing with Anxiety in Relationships & Families

I once knew a high school football player (I’ll call him Jay) who was destined to go places. He’d played football since he was in elementary school, and by the time he reached his freshman year of high school he had already being watched closely. Jay had always dealt with anxiety but when he hit […]

“I Love You and I’m Proud of You”…Thanks Dad.

“I Love You and I’m Proud of You”…Thanks Dad.

I remember my first college course.  I had worked two jobs throughout high school and so I had decided to attend community college and continue working. For the first semester I’d attend a local branch campus not far from our house.  The satellite campus as we called it, was located in an old lumber yard.  […]

Where Guilt Comes From and What Leaders Can Do about It

Where Guilt Comes From and What Leaders Can Do about It

For entrepreneurs, creators, writers, parents, and others who wear many hats or share multiple responsibilities, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or frustrated with guilt about everything that needs to be done or should be done. On one hand, family or personal responsibilities pull us. On the other hand, many of us with day jobs have […]

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember about You

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember about You

Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we’re creating good or bad memories every day, while indifferent moments just fade away.  We all have regrets.  In reality, a number of woulda, coulda, shouldas, haunt us all, but there doesn’t have to be so many of those. […]

How are you Smart? Wise Families Celebrate Different Kinds of Smart

How are you smart? Today’s Learning Guest Post is written by “Intentional Parenting” blogger and faith-based author Carole Sparks.  I love it when everyday families make learning an everyday conversation.  Carole’s family sat down together for a family discussion on what it means to be smart, and the results almost channel “Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences” […]

4 Differences between Helicopter Parents and Tethered Parents

4 Differences between Helicopter Parents and Tethered Parents

Chester Goad, EdD For the last couple of decades the term “Helicopter Parent” has become synonymous for parents others consider too involved in the lives of their children.  At one time, the term “helicopter” implied “someone who hovers”.  People would chuckle, “Oh, don’t mind her, she’s just a helicopter parent.” Within the last few years, […]

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