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3 Behaviors That Have Helped Me Be a Better Parent

Sherilyn Siy | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Sherilyn Siy

I know very well the attraction for quick fixes like the phrases Steiger recommends. The ironic thing though is, that talking and listening to your child does not take up much more time and additionally leaves both parties feeling better about themselves.

What Do You Do With Small Pockets of Time?

Tajci Cameron | Posted 08.02.2016 | Parents
Tajci Cameron

I met Anne Armstrong through an online business course we both took, and her My Gnome on the Roam project really spoke to me. At the time, I was looking for ways to better balance my new career path with my kids' growing needs to connect and have my attention, so that I wouldn't feel that exhausting "guilty" feeling of missing out and not doing "enough."

Building Better Connections With Our Kids

John Bowen | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
John Bowen

How many times have we allowed the demands of our businesses to shut out the needs of our families? Do that enough and we're left lacking meaningful connections and relationships with the most important people in our lives.

The Secret to Cultivating a Young Entrepreneur

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.02.2014 | Good News
Tim Elmore

At 15 years old, Jack created a new diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer that is 28 times faster, 26,000 times less expensive and over 100 times more sensitive than the current diagnostic tests. If that's not enough, the test also works for ovarian and lung cancer as well. Not bad for a kid who doesn't even have his driver's license.

6 Steps Great Coaches Take to Help Athletes Reach Potential

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.01.2014 | Sports
Tim Elmore

It seems everything in our culture screams that sports are the most important thing in life. These coaches simply used sports to teach a bigger lesson.

A Definition for Bullying

Tim Elmore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Here's a question for you: is it bullying when a high school football team beats another team 91-0? That's quite a blowout -- but what do you think?

How to Stop Stealing a Kid's Ambition (Part 2)

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.03.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Think about it. If I grow up in a world where almost everything has been given to me, or made easy -- I start feeling entitled to it. In fact, I stop trying hard, because I know, somehow, an adult will ensure I get what I need or want.

How to Stop Stealing a Kid's Ambition (Part 1)

Tim Elmore | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

When a child gets to swing at a ball until he hits it (there are no strike outs), when coaches decide not to keep score (there are no losers), and when everyone gets the same award in the end (we are all equal), it can begin to de-motivate kids.

Teachers: Your Job Just Got More Important

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Every year, teachers tell me they receive new "mandates" from the top. They're asked to include new methods for teaching math, new standards for reading levels, new disciplinary measures and new procedures for advisement or study hall. Well, I've got a new one for you teachers.

Are We Control Freaks?

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.16.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Perhaps, this is the biggest adjustment we must make: to stop pursuing control. To learn to trust and to enable our kids to navigate their way through life without the misconception that they can control it. Adaptability, not control, should be our aim.

Turning 21 in America

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

In every culture there are rites of passage, markers that distinguish childhood from adulthood. But in America, our total focus at this stage and age is on rights. In fact, the first thing that pops into our minds when we think about turning "21" is drinking.

Part 2: When Helping Our Kids Starts Hurting Them

Tim Elmore | Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

I've come to believe that parenting our kids is a lot like teaching them to ride a bike. It's a process. We begin by strapping them to us as infants and we do all the peddling. Eventually, we remove the training wheels -- and now our help is a tender balance of support and letting go.

A New Kind of Abuse in Athletics

Tim Elmore | Posted 09.17.2013 | Sports
Tim Elmore

Over-indulging a student athlete is one of the most insidious forms of abuse. Failing to be honest with them about how life works is a crime. They deserve caring adults who see the big picture and the long-term affects of a win-at-all cost culture.

When Helping Our Kids Starts Hurting Them

Tim Elmore | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Let me ask you a question. How far would you go to help your kid do well in school? If you're a teacher, how much do you do to help your kids to score well on te

For Students, a Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.31.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Last week, I reflected on the time in my childhood when my sisters and I loved to "play" school. Over time, our love of school changed. The "like" tur...

Growing Moral Intelligence in Athletes

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.21.2013 | Sports
Tim Elmore

Moral intelligence is simply a scientific term for character and ethics. It's the courage to make decisions based on what's right, not what's beneficial or convenient. Those who have it are determined to live their lives by values, regardless of what others do who have no moral compass.

Solving Our Cheating Problem in Schools

Tim Elmore | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Ghost writing is big business today, and thousands of college students take advantage of websites that deliver an "A" or a "B" paper on its due date. But it's not just the students.

The Secret to Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

Tim Elmore | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

My point is not to suggest your child isn't special in his own right. My point is that this is only part of the story. In preparing our young people for adulthood, we must give them a sense of the big picture

Stuff I Wish Kids Knew Today

Tim Elmore | Posted 06.30.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

We all know that technology is not going away. Personally, I love the conveniences it offers. This is just a simple reminder to not depend on "stuff" to artificially produce a healthy, happy person. Those are God-given gifts and they're already inside you.

Lisa Belkin

Apparently You Only Need 12 Minutes A Day To Bond With Your Child | Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.26.2013 | Parents

Not spending enough time with your children? No worries. A British drink maker has the answer: more than two dozen ways you can “reconnect” with y...

Making EPIC Connections With Your Kids

Tim Elmore | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

It's not that we don't talk. It's that we only seem to have transactional conversations, not transformational ones. We interact merely about what time we need to pick up Josh after practice or the science project Jessica must finish by Friday. Ugh. What's happened to us?

5 Tips to Turn the Tide: Parents and Kids Living Lovingly Together

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Your child's awful behavior is a sign of comfort, of trust in your love and consistency. He knows he can dish out the worst and you won't abandon him. You might chastise, punish or yell, but you won't stop being his parents.