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Discover 4 Ways to Help your Children Be Better Problem Solvers

Reading Time: 2 minutesProblem solving is a valuable success skill employers and colleges repeatedly list as one of the top characteristics they are seeking in qualified candidates. Average parents look to schools to develop strong problem solving skills. Some simply...

Parenting Tips Taken From the Advice of 5 Legendary Sports Coaches

Reading Time: 3 minutesParenting has a whole lot in common with coaching. If these strategies work with world class athletes, surely they are good enough to use with our own children. Sarah Green Carmichael mined the archives of Harvard Business Review interviews with...

Great Parents Don’t Wing It.

Reading Time: 2 minutes“In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying, so get in motion and grow.” ―Lou Holtz  Growing involved constantly learning and making improvements. In our jobs, hobbies, and all the other areas of our life we want to get better at, we...

Rescuing isn’t Helping

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the case of the classic Western helicopter parent, it starts with Baby Einstein and reward charts for toilet training, and it never really ends, which is why colleges have to devote so many resources to teaching parents how to leave their...

Model the Behavior

Reading Time: 2 minutesKids don’t do what you say. They do what they see. How you live your life is their example. – Paul Levesque Average parents believe in the “do as I say, not as I do” philosophy. This philosophy works OK as long as we are with our children to...

Are Smartphones Good or Evil?

Reading Time: 2 minutesEvery parent of a teen or pre-teen girl has endured the very real struggle over a smartphone. On one hand, they are a revolutionary technological advancement for society. On the other hand, they are an open door to every bad thing that exists in...

How to help your daughter always try her hardest.

Reading Time: 3 minutesAbove all else, try your hardest! For as long as I can remember, this has been one of our family rules. Of all the lessons I have learned in my life, I believe the ability to try your hardest is one of the clearest predictors of future success....

Smartest Kids in the World: and How they Got that Way

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs an educator, I enjoy learning about education systems in other countries in an effort to help my school get better.  As a father, I try to apply many of these same strategies to parenthood.   The Smartest Kids in the World: and How they Got...