Category Archives: Loss

Each Conflict Is A Chance to Find Our Center

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Posted in Achievement, Brain Development, Challenge, Character, Collaboration, Conflict and Issues, Creativity, decision-making, Discipline, Education, Empathy, Excellence, Failure, Forgiveness, Genius, Greatness, Happiness, Imperfection, Integrity, Joy, Leadership, Loss, Mistakes, parenting, Play, Resilience, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Actualization, Self-determination, Social Responsibility, Stress, Success | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Equipment for Happiness is Built In

 Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise. –Hans Selye Each of us has a genius. I am not saying each of us IS a genius. In fact BEING a genius … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Brain Development, Calling, Challenge, Character, Children, Conflict and Issues, decision-making, Discipline, Education, Failure, Genius, Greatness, Happiness, Imperfection, Inspiration, Integrity, Joy, Leadership, Learning community, Loss, Mistakes, parent anxiety, parenting, perseverance, Resilience, Responsibility, Self-Actualization, Self-determination, Social Responsibility, Stress, Success | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Strengthen The Reality-Testing Mechanism

How truthful can we be with kids? Jim, a single fifty-five-year-old raising a five-year-old son, Luke, posed the following child-rearing question: “I decided to have Luke when I was 49. Why a single man would suddenly decide to have a … Continue reading

Posted in Authority, Brain Development, Challenge, Children, Conflict and Issues, decision-making, Discipline, Education, Failure, Genius, Greatness, Imperfection, Leadership, Learning community, Loss, Mistakes, parenting, Praise, Resilience, Respect, Responsibility, School Reform, Self-Actualization, Self-determination, Self-esteem, Success | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Blessings on the First Day of School

On the first day of school, Peter had had a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast. His teeth were brushed, his lunch and snack were in his backpack, and his favorite shirt was on his back. As his father … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Development, Challenge, Character, Children, Discipline, Diversity, Education, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Enthusiasm, Failure, First Day of School, Genius, Gifted, Greatness, Joy, Leadership, Learning community, Learning Disability, Loss, Mistakes, parent anxiety, parenting, Reading, School Reform, Self-Actualization, Self-determination, Standards, Stress, Success, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Vulnerability on the First Day of School: Weakness, Worry, Worthiness, and Seven Ways to Ensure Success

On the first day of school Leila’s mother said: “Leila was looking forward to school all summer. Then two nights ago she started getting anxious.” I know Leila struggles with “giftedness.” Nonetheless, I asked, “What was she anxious about?” “Will … Continue reading

Posted in Brain Development, bullying, Challenge, Character, Children, Collaboration, Creativity, decision-making, Discipline, Education, Emotional Intelligence, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Failure, First Day of School, Genius, Gifted, Greatness, Leadership, Learning community, Learning Disability, Loss, parent anxiety, Parent-Teacher Partnerships, parenting, Play, Respect, Responsibility, School Reform, Self-Actualization, Self-determination, Self-esteem, Standards, Success, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments