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Every now and then it feels so good to say I was right. I am the first to admit that I don’t know a lot about a lot of things, but when it comes to kids and family, I am usually spot on. I remember one time making the observation that kids used to be afraid of their parents, but today’s parents are afraid of their kids. Not two weeks later, John Rosemond himself, made the exact same statement in one of…Continue
Last week I had the good fortune to catch up with one of my favorite twenty-somethings. Remaining involved with her college and her sorority, this twenty-something frequently finds herself on campus with friends, advisors and professors. In the course of her visit with me, she mentioned a conversation she had recently with the Director of Greek Life. Her opening line: Oh you are going to love this. Her words, her stories.
Evidently the subject of college freshmen came up and…Continue
Parent Coaching is a fairly new paradigm and I am frequently asked what a parent coach does. In an effort to explain my role, I share an example like the one below. The scenario and players are fictional, but I think the story will ring familiar, as I have heard similar parental challenges described to me in the past.
Mom: OK you guys, finish your breakfast, we need to be out the door in 15 minutes.
No response from children.
Mom: (5 minutes later) Alright,…Continue
This weekend Andy Stanley used two words to describe a king, autonomous and unaccountable. As he said, kings can do what they want to do and they are required to answer to no one. Their thinking goes something like this: I am the King and I can do whatever I want because . . . well . . . I am the King. And as he uttered the words, I silently thought that his description would be a fairly accurate depiction of the attitudes of far too many of today’s children and young…Continue