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My Journey #1: It Takes One to Know One

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Photo of Markus In May, I talked about the film Shine and shared some insights for managing ADHD as an entrepreneur. Since that time, I’ve started thinking again about my own journey. When I started my journey to figure out “what I wanted to do in my life” I was about 13 or 14 years old. I’d like to go back to the beginning and share my journey with you, and I hope that ... Read More »

You Can Only Reinforce What’s There

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

There is nothing inherently wrong with expecting good performance in school from your children. Yet, for some kids, it can actually do harm and backfire. Some kids do NOT benefit from academic pressure at home. Some children interpret strong performance in school with personal acceptance and love from their parents. In other words, they work hard in school in order to feel accepted and loved by Mom or Dad—although children will never verbalize ... Read More »

Do Kids Need New Years Resolutions?

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Making resolutions can be productive or can elicit a big long yawn. So what’s new?  Yet if you want to make changes in your life with regard to your child or children, there is ONE very small and simple change I recommend that will make a HUGE difference in your life and that of your child.  It’s painless... It’s free... It’s Accountability.  I think any first grader and up can understand a discussion about how you would ... Read More »

How to Create a Holiday Schedule

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

The kids are home for the holidays. Help! They’ve got all the free time in the world and you are gripped by fear about potential chaos exploding in your home.  The secret to managing kids during vacation is to ensure they have something to do EVERY day.   You can replace that feeling of “What will I do?” with the question “What will YOU do?”  Now is the perfect time to help your kids learn ... Read More »

You CAN Organize After-school Time!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

After-School Homework  This is one activity that your kids can rightfully blame you for either teaching (or not teaching) them.  It depends on you – the parent, guardian, dorm counselor, parole officer, whatever.  It also starts with you becoming organized in your own life. You CAN teach kids “organizational skills.”  When we teach our kids how to organize themselves, their possessions, and their schedules, there is generally less ... Read More »

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