Week 5: Risk Taking and why it is important for your kids!

Executive Summary:  Risk Taking and why it is important for your kids!

According to research, “Risk is an essential component of a balanced childhood. Exposure to healthy risk, particularly physical, enables children to experience fear, and learn the strengths and limitations of their own body.” (1) With that being the case, why has the distance our kids roaming […]

Week 4: Teach them to the importance of humor

Executive Summary:  Teach them to the importance of humor

A good sense of humor isn’t limited to adults alone, it transcends to little children also. It is important that they know how to have fun while at home, school or in the neighborhood.

Laughing and having fun is a great way medium whereby kids connect with those around […]

Week 3: If you give your kid a cell phone, kiss your family goodbye.

Executive Summary: kids and a cell phone… bad idea.

I get it. “We can’t organize all of our activities without a phone.” “My kid is different; they only use it for calling me.” “If my kid doesn’t have a phone, they will be picked on.” “Smart Phones are not as bad as everyone says.” “In an emergency, […]

Week 2: Why is great communication key for your kid’s growth?

Executive Summary: Why is great communication key for your kid’s growth?

Very few things are more important than open communication in any relationship. That’s doubly important in the family! If you are a busy family, which most families are, the importance you need to place on establishing good solid methods of communication is extremely important.

Parents who don’t […]

Week 1: Building Connection. Nothing is more important to your family.

Executive Summary:  Why is Creating a Connection Your Most Important Role as a parent?

There is nothing more vital for you to do as a parent than establish your family as a safe place for your kids.

Studies show:

  • Children who experience a lack of emotional support, no connection, no supervision, and no discipline are at the highest […]

Be Positive: How do we keep our kids protected?

Everything we do requires patience in one form or other.

From childhood, we are taught to be patient.

Child: I’m hungry

Parent: Food is coming, be patient.

Child: I want to be a grown up

Parent: Be patient, you are a child once and once only.

We didn’t listen to our parents, what makes us think that our kids will listen to […]

What have our children come to teach us? Be Authentic

In our effort to instruct, inform and guide our children, we often forget the importance of just allowing them to be, to experience something without our commentary. Simply put, when we stop talking and truly observe and listen, we witness children’s organic intelligence. And they teach us, they prod […]

There is no need to rush parenting, just let your child blossom.

Usually, when I sit down to write, I find myself easing into a natural flow of words, sentences, and paragraphs as my mind ebbs and flows its contents onto the pages like a calm river on its journey towards fulfilling the knowledge of the sea. However, when I tried to sit down and think how to write about happiness as a trait, I found myself hit with a challenge that I wasn’t sure how to overcome.

We Are Adventurous

A personal mentor and father of five once said to me, “Jed, if there is one thing I wish I would have done differently in raising my five children, it is…” I had called Dave after several months of suitruggling internally with my own glaring imperfections and inconsistencies as a father, hoping that he would offer me some nugget of insight or encouragement that would give me the endurance to keep running forward in this ultra-marathon of life we call parenthood. Before I share how Dave finished his sentence, put yourself in the shoes of an empty-nest father and grandfather in his late sixties now looking back over the long, joyful, and sometimes painstaking road of rearing five children to maturity before sending them out into the world.

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