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8 Great Smarts

8 Great Smarts

“You think I’m smart? Really? You mean I shouldn’t let kids call me stupid? Which of the 8 smarts do I have a lot of?”
5 Core Needs

5 Core Needs

“I can see how my unhealthy identity is causing relationship issues and doubts about my future. I want to learn more.”
No Perfect Kids

No Perfect Kids

“I do want to raise the kids we were given and not the kids we wish we had. Thank you for your help!”
Tech Savvy Kids

Tech Savvy Kids

“I had no idea my kids’ negative beliefs and behaviors were caused by the technology they use. This is so eye-opening!”

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  • 24
    Aug

    Great Starts Accomplish Great Goals

    Did you enjoy watching some of the Olympics? As I watched various events, I was struck again by how important the start is for athletes. It’s important for you and me, too. In swimming, athletes wait for one whistle, get up on their stand or

    22
    Aug

    Feeling Overwhelmed? Break Through By Connecting One Piece At A Time

    When’s the last time you were overwhelmed? It might have been a few minutes ago. It’s common today for a variety of reasons. Busyness. Responsibilities. Character issues or good old-fashioned disobedience. Mixed messages and confusion. Disappointment. Fear. Quick pace. Perfectionism. Children can become overwhelmed very

  • 17
    Aug

    Listen Now So They’ll Listen Later

    Listening to your children matters. Really listening. Listening to understand, not listening until they go away or until it’s your turn to talk. Responding matters. Not treating them as unimportant. Not making them feel like pests. Be with them. Be fully present. What’s your motivation?

    15
    Aug

    A Powerful Cycle: Self-Talk Matters

    After six days away, I got comfortable in my seat for my flight home. As always, after taking off, the pilot shared some details about the trip with us. People groaned when he told us it was expected to be 100° when we landed – and that

  • 10
    Aug

    Go For The “Smarts” Gold! Olympics Scavenger Hunt

    Gather your children and go for a scavenger hunt. Yes, you! Watch some TV coverage of the Olympics and hunt for evidence of all 8 smarts. Body smart is obvious everywhere. What about the relevance of the others? Who is using them? Athletes? Coaches? Judges?

    8
    Aug

    Life According To T-Shirts: The Message Matters

    Am I the only one who reads t-shirt slogans or do you do it, too? It can be quite entertaining – not just seeing the people, but reading the slogans on their shirts. For example, in about 20-minutes while waiting for a flight at Orlando’s

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