Take Time to Talk Seriously With Child

Take Time to Talk Seriously With Child Do you frequently take time to talk seriously with your child?  Talking seriously with your young person has great value in helping them to hold the image of their life.  It helps them to remember how the struggles, difficulties,...

What Kids Need: Helping Others

What Kids Need: Helping Others In this photo, you see a teenager helping an elementary student play a game or with homework.  In a survey on youth by the Search Institute, it shows that kids believe that it is essential to help others and work to help them improve...

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...

Hold Your Image

Hold Your Image My mentor, Paul Martinelli is known for saying, “Hold Your Image.”  For a while, I’m not sure that I knew completely what he was saying until the past few months as I have been actively working on that very thought process.  There are...