Category Archives: role models

Response to Kids’ Misbehavior: “Good Old Days” vs. Now

Your great-grandparents probably committed childhood acts that would be prosecuted as crimes these days. Today even common childish behavior is being criminalized. Time to compare. Continue reading

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Idleness Is Not The Devil’s Workshop

I should have listened when he said, “You’re not going to stand on that are you?” Continue reading

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Welcome Kids Into The Workplace More Than One Day A Year

Why kids need to observe and take part in the work-a-day world on a regular basis. Continue reading

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Lale Labuko: Cultural Superhero

An ancient tribal practice has killed tens of thousands of children over the centuries. I’m working to make sure my generation brings an end to it forever. —Lale Labuko Continue reading

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How To Learn From Experts

Learn directly from people who are passionate about what they do. Continue reading

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How To Walk Your Talk

It’s downright uncomfortable to cultivate positive new habits, but that’s part of a four stage process you didn’t know you’re going through. Continue reading

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40 Ways Kids Can Volunteer, Toddler to Teen

Make service a part of your family’s life by fitting it into your interests. Continue reading

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