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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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  • 29
    Jun

    People Matter: Investing In Others Enriches Our Lives

    I was reminded of something important last night. If we want our children to be able to carryon meaningful conversations with people, there are some basic understandings that come in very handy. But something much more important must be established. I’ve written about friendship skills

    27
    Jun

    Can Being “Other-Centered” Unite Us?

    If I asked you to reflect on our culture and observations you’ve made about people, what would you tell me you noticed? You might comment on how judgmental you’ve noticed people have become. That’s not all though. You might continue by sharing your curiosity about

  • 22
    Jun

    Processing Feelings With The “8 Great Smarts”

    Lately I’ve included the importance of talking with children about their emotions in most of my messages. Even though the topic may not be in my notes and may not appear to be immediately relevant, the idea comes to mind. Then I share. Then I

    20
    Jun

    Do You Value Liberty? Pass It On To Your Children

    I wish my mom and grandfather (her dad) were alive. There are, of course, many reasons. I miss their passion for life. I miss our vibrant conversations. Mostly, now, they’re on my mind because Flag Day was last week and July 4th is right around

  • 15
    Jun

    Seeing Those Around Us With Open Eyes, And A Listening Ear

    Granted, I love conversing with people. One of my nicknames is “Chatty Kathy” and in my line of work and ministry, this gift serves me well! It isn’t difficult for me to strike up conversations, and guess what? It doesn’t have to be difficult for

    14
    Jun

    How Big Are Your Footsteps? Guiding Our Children Through Tragedy

    I need to add my thoughts about Sunday’s tragic mass shooting in Orlando to what others are saying and writing. Yes, it’s a need. I couldn’t not write what follows here. Frankly, I’ve had many more thoughts than I include. I’ve decided to focus on

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