Tag Archives : parenting

Resilience and Resourcefulness: Two Things We Must Teach Our Children


It seems that the list of things we want for our children is bottomless.  Wit, charisma, and gumption. Charm, alertness, and graceful athleticism.  Those are all “nice-to-haves.”  But when I think of what I truly want for my children, resilience and resourcefulness are near the top of the list.  I write about why it’s so important and offer insight on how…

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4 Tips for Raising Curious Kids


Curiosity is like fresh morning breath. Everyone likes to think they have it, but few actually do.  And why is it raising curious kids important? Have your heard about the question Google founder Sergey Brin used to ask during interviews? He would ask these nervous, would-be googlers just this: Could you teach me something complicated I don’t know? Basically, Sergey is saying,…

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How to Have the “Money Talk” with Your Child


(Photographer Douglas makes inaction figures come to life! See more of his amazing pictures on Instagram @jedimasterbuilder.) On a recent visit to a friend’s house in Los Angeles… “Joshie, can you tell Spider Man to get me a glass of water?” Joshie looks at the red and blue inaction figure near the couch, lying still and splayed as if it…

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