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Foster the Big Moment: A Parent's Mandate

Foster the Big Moment: A Parent's Mandate

02.11.2014
As my wife Julie and I approached the pool, I was filled with anticipation and no small degree of bittersweet dread. This was the end of...
5 Things I Never Want To Hear My Teenagers Say

5 Things I Never Want To Hear My Teenagers Say

02.11.2014
When I asked a good friend whether there's anything she regrets saying in front of her teenager, she responded "pretty much everything...
My Problem With 'When I Grow Up'

My Problem With 'When I Grow Up'

02. 8.2014
Who here is guilty of using the phrase, "When I grow up" in the past year? I have witnessed the use of it by students at my school (myself...
Parenting 101: Your Child's Stress Is Your Stress

Parenting 101: Your Child's Stress Is Your Stress

02. 7.2014
I don't think there's anyone who can raise my stress level the way my children can. Our children don't realize that we not only have our...
The 2 Things Required for Success

The 2 Things Required for Success

02. 7.2014
We need to get a whole lot better at helping young people develop the ability to delay gratification in the pursuit of future rewards....
The Secret to Changing Rebellious Teens

The Secret to Changing Rebellious Teens

02. 7.2014
But once you reboot your relationship to rules, your teen will change his rebellious ways. Your power lies in what you can control -- your...
Raising a Child With Olympic Resilience: These Stories Will Amaze You

Raising a Child With Olympic Resilience: These Stories Will Amaze You

02. 7.2014
You may not be raising a child who is destined to become an Olympian, but there are lessons every parent can learn here about how to raise...
For My Teenage Sons: Lessons From Super Bowl XLVIII

For My Teenage Sons: Lessons From Super Bowl XLVIII

02. 6.2014
The Super Bowl and the weeks leading up to the big game gave us plenty of material to discuss with the boys.
I Was Raised By My Teenage Son

I Was Raised By My Teenage Son

02. 5.2014
Honestly, the day we brought our newborn across the threshold of our home, the angst began. I feared that I wouldn't be able to be the...
5 Myths About Teens and Technology Every Parent Should Ignore

5 Myths About Teens and Technology Every Parent Should Ignore

02. 4.2014
I'm writing this article because I watch too many parents alienate themselves from teens because of the fear-mongering, techno-phobic myths...
Sunrise, Sunset: A Son Rises

Sunrise, Sunset: A Son Rises

02. 3.2014
Once I knew everything about my children from their sleep habits to their favorite foods. Now I stand on the periphery watching them change...
Gradually Growing Up

Gradually Growing Up

02. 3.2014
You're always saying "Stay together, even if one of you has to go to the bathroom. Don't talk to strangers. And most definitely, don't...
Should You Give Your Kids a Credit Card?

Should You Give Your Kids a Credit Card?

02. 3.2014
You should explain to them about credit and how swiping a credit card doesn't mean you don't have to pay for things. After you buy something...
What I Couldn't Believe I Saw On A Shelf At Nordstrom

What I Couldn't Believe I Saw On A Shelf At Nordstrom

01.31.2014
Some might say, "What's the big deal about a pillow with a cute little saying?" And I'm saying -- taking a pillow off the shelves is one...