Eight Going on Twenty Eight 

Eight Going on Twenty Eight 

Recently, my oldest daughter informed us that she did not want to change her younger brother’s poopy diapers. On the surface, it seemed like a reasonable request. After all, I wanted to avoid changing his diapers too. Then, it hit me. Was she changing his...
5 Steps Towards a More Mindful Bedtime

5 Steps Towards a More Mindful Bedtime

Bedtime rituals are incredibly important. We treasure our memories of reading to our children, getting snuggles and kisses, and carefully tucking them into bed. Yet, in many households, these rituals end up by the wayside in the rush to get the kids asleep so the...
The Parent Curiosity Toolkit

The Parent Curiosity Toolkit

I never particularly cared for the cliché that “curiosity killed the cat.” It has always struck me as a way of conflating curiosity with senseless risk taking. The cat wasn’t killed because it was curious; it died because it made poor choices when assessing a...
My Kids Are VUCA

My Kids Are VUCA

No, that’s not a typo. My kids are not Vulcans. They are, however, volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Hence, VUCA. The Harvard Business Review defines VUCA as one of those trendy management catch phrases which is short for “Hey, it’s crazy...
Where Does Learning Take Place? 

Where Does Learning Take Place? 

Imagine if you could encourage literacy simply by having a family visit the grocery store? That’s the idea behind a recent story covered by NPR. It shared the results of a small study about a placing  signs in grocery stores to encourage conversations between...

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