Ten questions to ask about your relationship…

When my daughter, Amy, was about 12, she came to me with this observation: “Dad, you probably know this already, but I just counted, and the last twelve times we’ve talked, it has been about homework.” Then she smiled and said, “And Dad, that’s not much of a relationship, is it?” I agreed and promised [...]

Ask, Don’t Tell—Especially with Teens

When Jesse and Amy were in junior high, I had the privilege of doing a parenting workshop with psychologist Cathy Pinter.  Cathy had determined in her work with teenagers that kids need five things to be resilient in the world: They need to know they are loved, they have choices, they have influence in the [...]