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How Smart?

How Smart?

“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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  • 23
    Apr

    I Am Not A Number

    The value of knowing who we are was never more dramatically portrayed to me than two weeks ago. I was both humbled and privileged to tour Fort Breendonk, a WWII concentration camp outside of Brussels, Belgium. This wasn’t one of the horrific death camps where

    21
    Apr

    Hope: A Confident Expectation

    Hope. A confident expectation. Able to trust and believe even when we cannot see. Wanted. Desired. Needed. No hope. Doubt. Questions. Concerns. Fears. Anger. Tears. Depression. Confusion. Embarrassment. Shame. Blame. Rejected. Unwanted. Zophar talked with Job about the extremely valuable hope we can have in

  • 16
    Apr

    Engaging All Eight “Smarts” Can Empower A Well Lived Life

    Choosing to use several smarts at the same time is wise. As I tell people when I teach, although I separate them to explain them, they actually never work alone. Knowing about the eight allows us to draw upon them as we need them. This

    14
    Apr

    Changing Expectations Can Be Healthy

    When circumstances change, expectations sometimes should, too. Children would benefit from realizing this and learning how to do it. Otherwise, they can be discouraged for no good reason. Jill Savage and I, in our new book No More Perfect Kids: Love Your Kids For Who

  • 9
    Apr

    What Are You Saying? The Importance Of Translation And Clarity

    When speaking to moms at the Hearts at Home conference in Budapest, Hungary, last Saturday, Erika translated my English into Hungarian. If she wouldn’t have, the Hungarian moms would have been lost. Confused. Untaught. Angry. I hope I would have seen their confused looks as

    7
    Apr

    Little Things May Be Big

    On the first flight on my European adventure last Wednesday, the flight attendant asked if I’d like cookies or pretzels with my water. Because I didn’t care, I responded, “Surprise me.” She was flabbergasted. It was such a fun moment. Her grin was huge when

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