Happiness is a choice.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. —William James, American philosopher and psychologist Among life’s certainties is this: You will be confronted regularly with situations that do not meet your expectations. Many of these will involve your kids. This is when [...]

How to make failure OK for your kids

Zoe, our six-year-old granddaughter, visited over the holidays. We play lots of games with our kids and grandkids, and as the youngest, Zoe wants to be included in everything.   On this visit, she surprised me when, after losing a game, she wasn’t the least bit disappointed. She simply said, “Let’s play again. Practice makes perfect!”  [...]