Find Those Sparks

Find Those Sparks Today I want to encourage you to find those sparks in young people.  Sparks represent the goodness that is inside them.  It is their gifts, their particular way of thinking, or their caring attitude, maybe it is just how they think.  When you notice...

The Art of Conversation

  The Art of Conversation If you have worked with young people, then you are well aware that having a conversation with them can really be a challenge.  Often, the standard question of, “How’s it going?” receives little or nothing at all.  If...

Raising Kids Ages 17-18

Raising Kids Ages 17-18 So you are on the home stretch, it feels like you’re already there so now you can relax and back off a bit as a parent.  Careful, this is an age where kids seem like adults, often act like adults, but still, have many of the challenges...

Raising Kids Ages 15-16

Raising Kids Ages 15-16 It seems that once kids reach the age of 15-16, they are ready to take risks in their life.  Their brains are now maturing, and the reward receptors are running at an all-time high.  The 15-16 year age group is the period when kids will do some...

Raising 13-14 Year Olds

Raising 13-14-Year-Olds Summer is here, school is out, and now parents are challenged with keeping their 13-14-year-olds on track.  If you have a 13-14-year-old, you may be already acutely aware that this is an emotional time of passage for kids.  It is a time when...