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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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Social Skill: Making Up False Narratives

Teach your kids this vital social skill!

There’s no question how important social connections are to a teenager. They will go to almost any length to procure or maintain good social standing....

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Kids don't want to be monitored- but too bad

No parent on earth doesn’t worry about their kids’ well-being. Specifically, they worry that the boundaries and guardrails they put up and around their kids will be sufficient to keep...

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Handing over the keys to a kid's future

Winston Churchill said, "The farther back you look, the further ahead you can see."

Most teens don't see very far into the future, though. How could they? They have much more pressing issues in the...

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Clues to a Future Career Path—Beliefs

It's always tempting to steer a kid toward the most secure, stable career path possible. After all, if they can't take care of themselves, we're all in trouble at the end of the day. 

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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 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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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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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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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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