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Meaningful Resources for a Meaningful Life

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Overwhelmed by Transition

My oldest kid will graduate high school in roughly fifteen months, and I’m already fielding questions about his future plans on a daily basis. If he’s feeling anxious at this point,...

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Future Mistake #9: Who's Gonna Pay For That?

 

Oftentimes, emerging adults are given generic advice about their future, something like:

  • Do what makes you happy
  • You can be whatever you want
  • If you find your passion, you never work a day in...
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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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Conversation is a Life Skill

 

Summer is a season that often tempts us to switch off and simply go through the motions, but it presents a valuable opportunity for intentional growth and reflection. In a recent Wall Street...

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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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Every Kid Needs This Mental Health Skill — Grieving

Loss is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes it comes in the form of acute pain—like the loss of a loved one, a natural disaster, or an accident. Other times it can come through losing...

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What is Life Demanding From Your Kids?

There are generally two approaches to helping kids figure out their path in life:

  1. The put your head down and be responsible approach: this is where we share wisdom with kids to stay focused and...
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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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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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