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How One Parent Developed a Mentally Tough Kid

13shares 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?

51shares 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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Four Healthy Coping Mechanisms Teens Can Use

23shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The numbers were just released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), and American life expectancy has dropped for the first time since World War I. In fact it’s dropped for the last three years. When I first read this, I was stunned. Seriously? Isn’t science and medicine…

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Anxiety: One Solution to Get Out of this Mess

34shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Everywhere I go, I meet adults (most of them parents) who are afraid for our kids today. We are afraid of what can happen on social media, school shootings, drug abuse, cyber-bullying, terrorism, phone addictions, you name it. Since I see this in every state, I decided to dig…

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Five Dangerous Apps Parents Don’t Know Teens Use

251shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn One decade ago, high school senior, Jessica Logan sent a nude photo of herself to her boyfriend. When they later broke up, he forwarded the photo to everyone else at her school. This launched her tragic attempt to hide from those who teased her about being a slut. Jessica…

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What You Can Do to Enable Kids to Grow Up

4shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn After a lively debate with a student group about the essence of healthy leadership, one student approached me with an indifferent attitude toward preparing to be a leader. When the subject came up of how slowly kids are maturing today, this male student said to me: “What’s the big…

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Positive Discipline: Three Practical Strategies Parents Can Use

16shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’m hearing more and more stories lately of teenagers filing lawsuits against parents. It’s quite disconcerting to me. In the wake of decades of expanding children’s rights, kids are now using terms with adults like: You can’t do that to me. I have rights to my privacy. This is…

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