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What Do These Parents Have in Common?

What Do These Parents Have in Common?

Jun 02, 2016
What do these stories have in common? A Japanese couple punished their seven-year-old son for throwing rocks at cars by leaving him alone on a mountain where they were foraging. They drove away without…
Parents! We are Working Castles

Parents! We are Working Castles

May 26, 2016
Imagine you’re a castle. Where would you be? On a cliff overlooking a turbulent sea, at the edge of a forest, on a hilltop surrounded by green pastures? Is there a moat with a drawbridge or are you in…
Parents! Do you know you’re running a major organization called “My Family?”

Parents! Do you know you’re running a major organization called “My Family?”

May 19, 2016
The first thing that happens when we have children is we assume the new title of parent. Now we’re in charge of someone else beside our self. This burden of responsibility plops us right in the center…
Parenting Our Outside In Stories

Parenting Our Outside In Stories

May 12, 2016
Right away, Julia starts in. “Nicky is smart but also a pain in the ass. She’s demanding and rude but sweet when she wants something. Just like her grandmother. She expects me to hand her spending money…
Breaking Curfew – No Problem! 6 Steps to Staying Calm

Breaking Curfew – No Problem! 6 Steps to Staying Calm

May 05, 2016
11.05pm. We’ve all been there. It’s past 11pm and your son or daughter isn’t home. Of course you imagine the worst. We all do. We call their cell phone, which goes instantly to voicemail. We know they’ll…
The Parent Experience (1)

The Parent Experience (1)

Apr 28, 2016
In Latin, parent means “to bring forth,” to create, form, provide, make new, produce, develop, grow. It’s easy to see how these words apply to raising children. However, when we think about the parent…
Taking Action

Taking Action

Apr 24, 2016
If you’ve found your way to my first blog post it means you are looking for answers to questions about how to parent a struggling adolescent child. It also means you are struggling. The old maxim is true…
Growing Alongside Our Children

Growing Alongside Our Children

Mar 01, 2016
There’s a lot of confusion about the role of parenting today. What’s too much, too little? Too strict, too loose? And the homework, how should parents manage that, when it seems our child’s future depends…
Birds Frozen in Flight

Birds Frozen in Flight

Feb 01, 2016
Once when visiting a drop-in center for homeless youth, a tall, overweight youth came up to me. “Are you coming to the Talent Show tonight? “Ummm, I didn’t know about it. What’s happening?” “Well, we…

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