Parenting

Rethinking Resolutions: One for Me and One for We

As you consider who you can be in 2013, do more than think about yourself. What if we all got better at making resolutions that we’re actually likely to achieve and that make us feel great in the process? You can both indulge in a personal resolution…

What Can I Do to Help a Student Graduate, Starting Today?

Just imagine a community in which all students graduate from high school and get a good job. Then consider one thing you could do to make it happen…and then do it.

On January 24th, 2015, posted in: education, Happiness, Motivation, Parenting by

Nexting While Walking

Nexting while walking may result in meaningful, hopeful conversations.

On January 24th, 2015, posted in: Dreaming, Happiness, Parenting by

Looking For Hope

I went looking for hope and found more than I expected.

On January 24th, 2015, posted in: Parenting, Resilience, Self-Help, Sleep, Suicide, Therapy by

Why Today’s Afterschool Specials Would Be Hope Killers

If fiction follows fact, modern afterschool will reflect the great hope divide between American adults and children.

On January 24th, 2015, posted in: Diet, Dreaming, Parenting, pessimism, Sex, Teamwork, Wisdom by

Nexting While Walking

Nexting while walking may result in meaningful, hopeful conversations.

On August 19th, 2013, posted in: Dreaming, Happiness, Parenting by

Nexting While Walking

On our morning walks to his elementary school, my son Parrish and I do lots of nexting. We talk about his next basketball game, the next movie we’ll watch, our next family trip. Nexting comes naturally to kids. It seems to pique their curiosity and g…

Looking For Hope

I went looking for hope and found more than I expected.

On April 15th, 2013, posted in: Parenting, Resilience, Self-Help, Sleep, Suicide, Therapy by

Why Today’s Afterschool Specials Would Be Hope Killers

If fiction follows fact, modern afterschool will reflect the great hope divide between American adults and children.

On February 3rd, 2013, posted in: Diet, Dreaming, Parenting, pessimism, Sex, Teamwork, Wisdom by

Why Today’s Afterschool Specials Would Be Hope Killers

Growing up on a steady diet of ABC Afterschool Specials, I learned that Jodi Foster and other girls can play baseball on all boys teams, that saying “no” to marijuana will protect me from Scott Baio’s delinquency, and that teenage pre-marital sex…