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How to Raise Healthy Kids in a Fearful Culture

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This week, I am blogging on three cultural realities and how we can help our kids from Generation Z navigate them. We’ve explored our culture of avoidance and our culture of outrage the past two days. Today, I want to talk about our culture of fear. Because we’re raising…

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How to Lead Kids in a Culture of Outrage

12shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This week, I am blogging on cultural trends that we would do well to pay attention to, especially if we teach or lead young people. Yesterday, I posted about our culture of avoidance. Today, I am discussing our current culture of rage and outrage. Earlier this year, a story…

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Five Tips for Raising Kids in a Culture of Avoidance

12shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn My wife and I live in a neighborhood with a HOA (Homeowners Association). Everyone who moves into a home signs an agreement to live by specific guidelines about upkeep, yard maintenance, and curb appeal. One of our neighbors has failed to keep the agreement. This is not uncommon, but…

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Seven Symptoms of an Under-Functioning Parent

31shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn It almost seems as if today’s parents can be divided into subsets, depending on how they approach their duties. We’ve all heard about the “snowplow” or the “lawnmower” parents—these are intrusive moms and dads who plow or mow down any obstacle in the way of their child’s progress. According…

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Four Things You Should Watch to Better Understand Generation Z

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today’s blog is from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker and the Vice President of Content for Growing Leaders. He is also the co-author of Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population. When I’m on the road and in conversations with…

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10 Visible Signs of Stress in Students—and How to Spot Them

20shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I listened in on a conversation between young women recently. The girls were from various high schools and colleges, and they were talking about surviving school. I was struck by how much they used the term stressed out. It was the most frequently verbalized term in their discussion. Today,…

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How to Keep Rewards from Backfiring with Students

11shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Fourteen thousand students in California were surveyed recently. Each of their schools had given out awards to students for school attendance. The goal, of course, was to highlight the importance of showing up every day. What researchers discovered, in retrospect, was enlightening. Many of the students who received the…

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