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Three Ways to Know If Your Kid Is Dealing with Loneliness

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn When both of my kids were young, they had no problem expressing what they wanted or needed. My wife and I would’ve sworn they were both extroverts, as they (like millions of other Millennials) let us know if they were hungry, thirsty, in need of a toy, or desiring…

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Parents: Why You Need to Stop Doing Your Kid’s Work

25shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The latest example of the new way parents view their children just occurred. It illustrates our shift from equipping our youth to cope with adversity, to seeking ways to reduce the adversity. Instead of believing they’re strong enough to face tough times, we look outward for an answer. It…

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How One NASA Intern Used Their “Rookie Smarts”

3shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn You won’t believe what happened on the third day of Wolf Cukier’s short internship at NASA over the summer. This 17-year old high school student from Scarsdale, New York was given an assignment to check images from a super-strength satellite. That’s when it happened—and it surprised everyone, including Wolf.…

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The Top Five Issues Generation Z & Millennials Say They Care About

24shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I asked an 18-year old high school senior what she cared about most. “I don’t just mean your family and friends,” I clarified. “I mean what issues and concerns do you think about most.” She blinked and stared at me for a moment, then replied, “No adult has ever…

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Two Critical Mistakes Parents Make When It Comes to Responsibility

19shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This month, American parents received two life-lessons about mishandling money with their young adult children. The research on what’s trending has become clear. Let me cut straight to the point. 1. Parents Take Responsibility Too Often When We Should Let It Go The results of a nationwide survey were…

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Six Defining Characteristics of Generation Z

211shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I wish you could meet Lizzy. Or Dane. Or, for that matter, Seth and Carly. These students have all been born since September 11, 2001—a marker in our U.S. history that will always divide those born in the 20th century from those born afterward. I was with these students…

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“In Other Words” – Why is Teaching with Images so Effective? (Part 1)

36shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Over a period of five days, I plan to blog about the research and history behind the idea of teaching with pictures. It’s actually quite fascinating, and sets up our release of three Habitudes® resources this month. Yesterday, we took a brief look at history and how cultures engaged…

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