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How to Combat an Entitlement Mentality

2shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn In February 2019, a 27-year-old posted a viral video on YouTube. Wearing a fake beard and sunglasses, Raphael Samuel announced he was suing his parents because he was conceived without his consent. This was not a joke. Raphael grew up in India and felt he was entitled to payments…

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Four Signs of the Times from the College Entrance Scandal

2shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Something almost unbelievable just happened between parents and colleges in the U.S. It may be a sign of the times. Fifty people either bribed or bought their child’s admission into a prestigious university—simply because they could. All of them are affluent, and some of them are famous. Below is…

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Four Dangerous Parenting Styles Today

55shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn  Just walk into any pre-school center and you’ll see that parents continue to evolve, even today in 2019. The variety of today’s parents is enormous. One teacher told me moms or dads will remain at the school until after the official start time, to make sure their child is…

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Three Facts You Need to Know to Connect with Generation Z

13shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn For more than 30 years now, I have been tracking generational trends and changes. At first I noticed how Generation X differed from the Baby Boomers during the 1980s. Then, I began noticing how Millennials were breaking with Gen Xers in 2000. Today—I’m watching how Generation Z (today’s high…

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Arrogance: What to do When Your Students Know Everything

38shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently ran across three examples of adults who’ve encountered arrogance in their students. One high school teacher smiled when she told me the most popular statement her students say to her every week is: “I know.” One athletic coach told me when he gave instructions on how to…

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The Top Reasons Today’s Teens Lack Sleep & What to Do

23shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn When my teammate, Andrew McPeak, hosted several focus groups with middle school and high school students last year—we suspected we’d hear about certain habits in their lives, such as: Several hours of screen time on their portable device Feeling overwhelmed by school pressures and college entrance exams Their relationships…

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How One Parent Developed a Mentally Tough Kid

15shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn You probably remember the story that broke on the news last month and the video posted about it on Facebook that captured over 22 million views. Matt Cox heard that his daughter, Kirsten, got suspended for three days from riding the school bus because she bullied classmates on it…

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What Can Parents Do about Fortnite?

52shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today’s blog is from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders. A few weeks ago I was having dinner with some friends and their kids did something hilarious. These two young boys moved some furniture around in the dining room and started doing what could…

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One Way to Love Your Kids Well During the Holidays

10shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn As I meet with parents, I hear phrases (especially from mothers) that make total sense, but eventually…they prevent their children from maturing in a healthy way. These phrases represent a sentiment that is natural, but damaging, to our leadership in the home. What is it, you ask? He’s irresistible.…

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The Best Gifts to Give Kids This Christmas

11shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Every year, parents and family members rack their brains to try and come up with the best gifts to give to their kids. While this reality has been around for decades now, kids today represent a tougher population to impress. They probably already have most gadgets or devices they…

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