Ask for permission with teens….

Giving advice or feedback is something we do frequently with our kids. It’s part of the process of parenting. We do it frequently when kids are young because there is so much for them to learn. Young children want to learn and are looking for help. If we do hurt their feelings, they bounce back [...]

A moment of silence

Today would usually see a new blog post. Like other parents around the globe, we are grieving for the families in Connecticut and thought it best to remain silent. Hug your kids, Paul  [...]

What do you say most often?

One of the key tenets in the book is that what you say to or in the presence of your kids makes a difference. For me, I remember lots of things my mother said. One thing she said was not to me, but in front of me: “Just give him a little time, he’s shy.” [...]