November 29, 2019

By Guest Blogger Kaye Wilson Are you familiar with the phrase, “Say the magic words!”? I don’t hear it often anymore, but as a child I heard it almost daily, either from my parents or parents of my friends. It was their prompt to get us to say “please” and “thank you.” It was every child’s first lesson in manners. While teaching a child to say those words doesn’t automatically make him grateful, the words themselves are very powerful, and... Read more

November 25, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Jewell Buenavista on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Jewell is a mother of two sons and one daughter. She’s very involved in her church as a Christian Family Enhancement district chair, and owns Let’s Talk Seniors Realty Group. Teaching our kids to be grateful is such a needed topic because we often expect our kids to know how to be grateful. Jewell: I think the hard part of it is us... Read more

November 22, 2019

Apologizing is one of the key components to conflict resolution–and one of the easist ways to reinstate hostilities if perceived to be insincere. An apology has three distinct parts, each with their own significance in healing the wound. Acknowledgement Response Restitution. In this week’s video, I talk about how those parts work together and why it’s important to teach our kids the proper way to say they’re sorry.     Read more

November 18, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Kerry Rosado on my podcast, You’ve Got This. Kerry was born in Managua, Nicaragua. She came to the U.S. in the early 1980s with her family to escape the war in Nicaragua. She was raised in San Francisco, and now lives in San Jose, California, with her husband, two sons with autism, and their pets. In 2018, she ran for school board and won. She now serves as a Governing Board... Read more

November 15, 2019

More than half of parents are too busy to enjoy the fun of parenting, according to a new survey. A recent poll of 2,000 parents (with children aged 3–16) found that 55 percent believe they’re missing out on the fun of parenting due to their other obligations. In fact, 67 percent of parents worry about missing special moments while their little ones are still young – and 40 percent admit they’ve already missed at least one important milestone in their child’s... Read more

November 8, 2019

By Guest Blogger Rachel Scott McDaniel We live in a society that’s geared toward selfishness. Just think of some popular slogans— L’Oreal: Because I’m worth it Burger King: Have it your way McDonald’s: I’m loving it. This type of propaganda is everywhere. We’ve become a selfie-nation. So how can we save our children from the daily bombardment that caters to the notion of me, me, me? How can we cultivate a heart of gratitude? Thanksgiving is upon us. This holiday... Read more

November 4, 2019

The following is an excerpt from my interview with Paige Harley on my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Paige is mediator and divorce transition consultant based in Nashville, Tennessee, but with clients from all over the world. She is child-focused and works with individuals and families navigating the challenging waters of divorce and post-divorce. She is a single mom herself and has been co-parenting her three kids ages 20, 17 and 15 for more than a decade. If interested in working... Read more

November 1, 2019

YouTube beat out TV and video games as the entertainment of choice for the young. With two teenage daughters and two tween sons, I’m not at all surprised with the results of a new Common Sense Media survey that found YouTube is the top choice for this age group. My girls watch an astonishing amount of YouTube videos of their favorite K-pop bands and assorted fans, plus a bunch of YouTube personalities. The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens... Read more

October 29, 2019

  The following is an excerpt from my interview with Shlomo and Rivka Slatkin on my podcast, “You’ve Got This.” Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin is a relationship expert who has helped thousands of couples repair their broken marriages. Together with his wife, Rivka, he is the founder of The Marriage Restoration Project, a global initiative to help keep couples together and happy. Shlomo is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a certified Imago Relationship therapist, a rabbi, and a father of five.... Read more

October 28, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to chat with authors Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett about their new book, Platinum Faith. How did writing this book increase your own faith? Bethany: The book was hard to write because I had to do some soul-searching and face the reality of where I wasn’t as strong in my faith as I may have thought. It was humbling, for sure! Michelle: Bethany and I joked that as we wrote each chapter, it felt... Read more

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