I often hear parents complain or express concern about their children being just “fine”. For example, a mom might say to me, “When she comes home from school and I ask how she is doing, the only response I get is, ‘I’m fine’.” As parents we are all naturally curious about our children. So if [...]
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This February I had the privilege of attending the Coaches Training Institute Co-Active Summit as both an audience member and presenter about Parentology. The energy level of the Summit was unforgettable. Being in the presence of 400 coaches and change makers was both energizing and transformative—a reminder of the amazing potential we have as humans [...]
From the day our first child is born, as parents, we quickly learn that our children have minds of their own. Whether it is the evening your son refuses to eat the Brussels sprouts on his plate (preferring a candy bar instead), the morning your daughter insists on wearing flip-flips in the snow or the [...]
Sarah: “But I told you about this last week?” Rajah: “Huh?” Sarah: “Don’t you remember?” Rajah: “No. Sorry. I don’t.” Sound familiar? We’ve all been in the shoes of Sarah and Rajah before! As the simple dialog above points out—when we communicate with words that does not necessarily mean the other person received the message. [...]
Becoming a parent is one of the most significant, rewarding, and challenging rolls a person can take on in life. As adults we pour so much of ourselves into raising our children, it can be hard not to view them as extensions of ourselves—our values, thoughts, outlook… But, what happens when the vision we hold [...]
This is the last post in my series on deep listening. By now you have discovered that listening is not only about hearing words, but that there are multiple ways of listening in order to understand how others experience the world. I call that the ‘world of others.’ I have learned that everybody has a different way of [...]