Kids share lots of information – photos, texts, emails, videos, links, gossip, lies, rumors… you get the idea. They do it constantly, copiously, and quiet often, thoughtlessly. Rarely, however, are children actually trying to be mean. So then, why do children...Read More
The cool kids are the ones that have all the fun, the ones that everyone likes. Everybody else is insignificant and irrelevant. At least that’s how it feels to your child when they’re not one of the cool kids. It’s a social instinct to want to be liked by others, to...Read More
At the heels of Miley Cyrus’ tasteless public debacle, there are two good things that we can take away from her performance: a lesson and an opportunity. First, the lesson – contrary to the message Miley is trying so hard to convey, reality is not actually a show....Read More
Nine years ago was my first experience with parenting. I approached it with all the apprehension, confusion and fear of one who neither asked for this opportunity nor felt especially prepared for it. Those first months were a disaster. In fact, the whole first year was a...Read More
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This site is designed to provide you with insightful thoughts and practical ideas on how to raise kids who are intelligent, independent and empowered.
I also explore ways to develop children’s multiple intelligences and strategies for teaching children to be effective negotiators (both invaluable skills for the development of any intelligent, independent and empowered child).
Raising intelligent, independent and empowered children is important.
- because throughout your child’s life, people will try to tell them what to do, how to behave, or what they should think. You want your child to make those decisions on their own.
- because your child will have friends who will make poor decisions. You want your child to know better.
- because your child will be faced with difficult choices. You want them to have the courage to do the right thing.
- because intelligent, independent and empowered kids have the ability to achieve extraordinary things. And you know your child can be extraordinary.
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