Building a Family Command Center

Building a Family Command Center

Here’s a situation that shouldn’t be too difficult to imagine: Your child comes up to you asking for the permission form that you were supposed to sign. First, you have a blank look on your face. “Permission slip? I don’t remember a permission slip.” Then, awareness...
Avoiding the Lead Parent Trap, Part 2

Avoiding the Lead Parent Trap, Part 2

Managing a family is hard work, but as I wrote previously, assigning one parent as the lead parent isn’t the solution for many families. The first step is having regular parent to parent conversations. Our kids have learned that many things in our family are...
Avoiding the Lead Parent Trap – Part I

Avoiding the Lead Parent Trap – Part I

Until recently, I had no idea what a lead parent was. I knew there were families where mom was the primary point of contact and others where it was the dad. In some, it was either. I also knew that American culture assumes that mom is the one who really knows...

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