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How The Last Five Generations Have Changed Us

Folks talk a lot today about Millennials. For that matter, we’ve talked about younger generations ever since the Baby Boomers introduced the “generation gap” in the 1960s. The unique realities each generation faces as they come of age (shared tragedies, heroes, milestones, music, television shows and economy) shape us into the people we are as…

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Two Elements That Make Relationships Work

My son, Jonathan, just got engaged. He and his fiancé are absolutely head over heals in love with each other and will likely plan a wedding over the next twelve months. Our family is excited for them and their future. Jonathan and Ashley Mae have made me think about relationships in our 21st century culture.…

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A Lesson in Child Development from the French

Pamela Druckerman is an American mother, who’s lived in France for some time. She and her British husband are raising children there, but they soon realized they were different than French parents. Sitting in a restaurant one evening, she noticed it was only her daughter that was unruly; throwing her food on the floor or…

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Why Kids Need to “Think Rich”

Napoleon Hill wrote a classic book years ago, called “Think and Grow Rich.” Others have come along and re-written his thoughts that are based on timeless principles and universal truths about success. Hill suggests in his book there is a “rich” way to think and a “poor” way to think. And it’s not just about money.…

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How to Balance Tech Time and Tree Time

For the last few years, Americans have experienced an epiphany. Parents and educators realized our young adults have remained indoors in front of a screen for far too many hours. So now—we’ve begun to do something about it. According to a report from Kampgrounds of America (KOA), an organization of privately owned campgrounds, more and…

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