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How You React Sets The Tone

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Baby covering his ears

There is an age-old concept of a self-fulfilling prophecy.  This situation occurs when someone reacts to a prediction in a way that makes it come true.  The whole concept is important to keep in mind when responding to any situation.  However, a parent needs to have a heightened sensitivity to how… Read more »

Task Lists – Teaching Successful Habits

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A task list of three items

Whether you look at “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change“, “The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?“, or any plan for success, you will find lists involved.  Task lists are linked to successful endeavors because goals require measurement.  We can… Read more »

Keep Moving Forward – Teaching Successful Habits

A long road ahead

When you explore the habits of successful people, one habit is the idea of momentum. This practice is also known as “keep moving forward” or KMF. The habit is one of the easiest to form and also one of the most valuable. A Journey of a Thousand Miles There is… Read more »

Embracing Rhythm – Teaching Successful Habits

A blue wave on a grid

One of the biggest regrets I have in raising my older children is that I did not spend enough time teaching the traits of the highly successful.  In my defense, I did not study and recognize the usefulness of these traits.  At least not until my older children were high… Read more »