Obviously, negative risk taking should be discouraged, such as smoking, alcohol, illegal drugs, etc. In addition, there will be times our young people do need our help, or affirmation. But—healthy teens are going to want to spread their wings. They’ll need to try things on their own. And we, the adults, must let them. Here are some simple ideas you

OK, it is time again. Each January, I write down a list of my favorite books I read over the past year. This initial blog includes my list for last year. It was tough, as several caught my eye and intrigued me. They covered issues like personal growth, leadership, spirituality, social awareness and communication. I recommend these half dozen books