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Meaningful Resources for a Meaningful Life

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Normalizing Loneliness to Kids

We all get lonely. It’s one of the most common human experiences. In fact, research has proven that we’re living in the most lonely time in history. Here are some stark facts:

  • 60% of...
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The Underestimated Power of Connection

Growing up, I was a bit of a social paradox. Super shy at school and in many social situations, I wanted to spend every waking moment playing with friends. It’s easy for me to remember many...

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Kids Must Have Good Friends

One of the great joys of my life is a guy named Nic. We met in drama class during our freshman year in high school and became instantly inseparable. Partially, it was due to our bizarre mutual bent...

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The Obvious Key to a Happy Life

We’ve interviewed and surveyed hundreds of parents and educators about the hopes they have for the kids they care about, and universally one thing has emerged over everything else: they want...

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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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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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Kids thrive when challenged

This morning I dropped our youngest kid off at a camp—farm camp, actually. She's a returning camper after loving it last summer. But, I won't forget the first morning I dropped her off last...

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Building Healthy Friendships - Conflict Resolution

One of the most significant moments I've had with a friend came because we had a fight. Just a few days after graduating from college, my friend, John, and I were hanging out in someone's backyard...

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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.

Download this checklist and use it with your students (or kids).

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