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Helping a Kid Find Their Purpose in Life

There's an old adage that says something to the effect of: "Find what you're passionate about and you'll never work a day in your life." Have you ever said that to someone?

For previous...

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Exposing kids to possibilities

Every teenager goes through the exact same exploration journey as the baby bird in Dr. Seuss's Are You My Mother?. Unsure of their identity, community, or role, they search for a persona, values,...

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Don't wait for your kids to talk about their future

Most adults learn the subtle art of not being annoying to a teenager. Some are better at it than others. Some can't help but nag, nag, nag. 

Do you know what teenagers find most annoying?...

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Beyond passive—how to help your kids with their future

As I look back at my teenage years, I can't remember more than a couple of conversations I had with my parents about my future plans. I'm sure there were more; I just don't remember them. But...

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How do I help my kid plan for the future? Don't do this!

Nothing matters more to me in life than who my kids become when they grow up. Not my golf game, business success, or lawn health (and those are my big three!). My utmost ambition is who they...

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How do I help a kid plan for their future? The 9 Mistakes Parents and Teachers Make.

Subject: How do you help a kid plan for their future?

 

Our oldest kid, our son, who’s now a sophomore in high school, has passed that inevitable threshold where the topic of his future...

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Letting Our Kids Separate and Move On

My 16-year-old son and I argued the other day about when we should leave the house to drop him off for summer camp. The bus was set to leave at 5 am (yes, you read that correctly), so I suggested...

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To tell the truth...

There's an old episode of the show Friends that I always think about when it comes time to have an uncomfortable conversation with one of my kids. The lovable and affable Phoebe has a gig...

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Kids and Adults With Clashing Priorities

There's no shortage of conflict between teens and adults. 

  • "Clean your room!"
  • "It's time to wake up!"
  • "Get off your phone!"
  • "Did you start your online driver's training yet?"
  • "Did you eat the...
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Can you teach social skills?

Recently, I was the driver of a car full of teenagers on their way to a night at a local trampoline park. First off, just curious—do you loath the smell of feet as much as I do? 

While...

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For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

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