Roots, Patience, and Presence

Roots, Patience, and Presence We have been discussing the benefit of examining the roots in our lives and comparing them to tree roots.  We have talked about the benefit of taking the time to establish a solid foundation for ourselves from which we can operate.  We...

Building Assets in Your Community

Building Assets in Your Community For some time now, I have been writing about the benefits of building assets with young people.  This is the mission of the Search Institute (https://search-institute.org) using their huge research database to create the 40...
Overcoming Difficulties with Kids

Overcoming Difficulties with Kids

Overcoming Difficulties with Kids It was a difficult decision, I had an opportunity for a new position in another state, but our son was a Junior in high school, and I knew that moving for him would be difficult.  My wife and I sat down and discussed it with him to...

Difficulties With Kids

Difficulties With Kids As a high altitude snowmobiler, I am familiar with the problems one faces riding in the mountains.  We face our challenges more easily when friends and those of like interest surround us.  When we all work together to make it happen.  So it is...

A Warm, Caring Environment

A Warm, Caring Environment If you had a checklist of things that parents can do to help create resilience for kids, such as the checklist from Search-Institute.org, at the top of that list is, “I provide a warm, caring environment for my child at home”...