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Future Mistake #10: Misunderstanding Your Intelligence

When I was growing up, like most kids, I considered my level of intelligence in comparison to my siblings. Which, in my case, was a bummer because my older sister was super duper smart. On top of...

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Figuring Out What to Want

 

Like most teenagers, I didn’t know what I wanted to do (or be) when I was older. So, I picked some low-hanging fruit and went with a version of what I thought I should want, with an...

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Becoming the Narrators of Our Kid's Lives

 

As parents of teenagers, we often find ourselves caught up in the whirlwind of everyday life, barely taking a moment to pause and appreciate the milestones our children achieve. Last Friday, we had...

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The Cost of Self-Awareness

One of the first times I remember becoming more self-aware was when a good friend of mine criticized me to my face. I was being sarcastic in an attempt to be funny (I know, you must be shocked!...

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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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