A little set up can change the conversation

Asking What do you think? is one way to give your kids more of a sense that they have influence in the family. But sometimes “I don’t know” is all you get in response. One very powerful way to encourage a more thoughtful reply is to start the conversation with a set up. Here are [...]

They only tell it once

One of my favorite contributors to the book is Ronald Heifetz, who changed his work schedule so he could pick up his children after school. “I run to my car. I drive like a madman. I get to their school…. And then out come the stories, stories I never used to hear at dinnertime, because [...]