Frustrated? Permission granted to do nothing

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On this particular occasion we simply acknowledged the imperfection of the moment, and then moved forward with our day. Sometimes that’s the best answer. What would you have done?
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Why you need to base your life on answers — not questions

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It’s popular today to live in a perpetual state of questioning. And certainly it’s okay to doubt. But just don’t live in doubt for the rest of your life. Base your life on answers, not questions. [Read more...]

This Memorial Day, 6 tricky lessons to convey to children about war

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For spring break, a friend and his wife took their three children to Honolulu. They planned to visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the commemorative site of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Since I’ve interviewed veterans and written about WWII, they asked me for ideas about how to teach their children about war. What would you say?
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3 Essentials to Talking with Today’s Teens

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This situation isn’t uncommon. A mom sits at dinner with her two disinterested teens, slumped over their plates. She desperately wants to communicate with them, but wonders how she can draw out more than just a shrug of the shoulders or unintelligible grunts. Have you tried talking about poop? NPR posted an article this week, [Read More...]

12 Questions to Ask Your Teenagers

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One of the biggest complaints I’ve been hearing from parents recently is, “My kid won’t talk with me?” Parents want to open windows to meaningful communication in the home… but they can’t seem to get more than one word answers out of their kids. Here’s 12 questions that provoke meaningful conversation. [Read more...]

Smoke Weed, Drink Shots… Why Should I Stop?

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Light up that marijuana, order another round of shots, why would I want to stop partying? That’s the message of a hit song and music video that has crawled to the top of the charts, currently riding in the top 10 of Spotify, Billboard and iTunes. But you’d never know it at first listen. The [Read More...]

10 Bits of Random Wisdom Every Man Must Know

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We’ve all got a ton of these pithy wise thoughts floating around in our brains. Here are a few of mine. How about you? [Read more...]

Which Listener Are You?

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Two teenagers each sit down in front of an adult in two totally separate venues. In each situation an adult asks questions and the teenager responds. In one of these situations the teenager is freed to express himself and literally can’t stop talking. In the other situation the teenager clams up immediately. What’s the difference? [Read More...]


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