Are You Raising a Successful Kid?

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Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Freshman at Stanford, and author of the highly recommended book, How to Raise an Adult, delivered a brilliant Ted Talk entitled How to Raise Successful Kids. Lythcott-Haims states that in order to be successful, our children must develop self-efficacy, which is when one sees that ones own actions lead to outcomes. In [...]

Here’s How Validation Saves Relationships…

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Confession: I have been watching Rachel Lindsay's season of the Bachelorette, but this post isn't about her, despite that I find her to be strong and empathetic. I am writing about the heartbreaking scene on this past week's Hometown dates on the Bachelorette between   Dean and his kundalini yogi Sikh father named Paramrup in Aspen [...]

The Biggest Gift you Could Give Yourself & Your Children

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Cindy didn’t want to admit to herself that she was in an abusive marriage for 30 years. She knew that her husband had cheated on her, but she thought it would be better to keep the marriage together for the children’s sake. She wanted to bury herself in the covers each time he would criticize her [...]

Why Could Making Your Bed be the most important act you can do each morning?

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By now, you’ve probably heard Admiral William McRaven’s commencement speech at the University of Texas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxBQLFLei70 . What I appreciated most about this brilliant speech is the wisdom learned from doing a small act each morning, like making a bed. Every morning in seal training, the instructors would inspect the trainees’ beds. The beds would have [...]