Here are some key facts from The Pew Research Center on the “Boomerang Generation.” 48% of boomerang kids said they have paid rent to their parents. 89% say they have helped with household expenses. It…Read More
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We count things in life. Number of cars. Number of kids. Number of bedrooms. Number of jobs. Number in our paycheck. All numbers are not bad. They may reflect a consistency, an accomplishment, or positive…Read More
There are many changes that occur when raising kids. One is when they stop calling you “daddy” and just shorten it to “dad.” In general, even this small change signals a transition as they move into…Read More
Maybe it is a warning or a blessing, but you can see what is being carried forward in your sons and daughters. And, you may not be the one who notices, but those around you…Read More
When the headline lands on your lap, how do you return to normal? When someone in your family faces unknown challenges ahead, how do you return to normal? These are the questions we are struggling…Read More
Do you ever read the newspaper with shock at the unbelievable tragedies? You read, you feel, you may even say a little prayer for those involved. What do you do when it happens to your…Read More
One Christmas Eve on the farm, many years ago, a driving snow storm changed our Christmas tradition but created a crisp moment which I will always remember. It was a moment of true belief.
Reverb 10 Prompt: Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? Raising teens is liking planting a seed in a storm. You do not know if it takes hold yet, later on, it grows into something wonderful. Making decisions knowing this helps.
Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors). Driving Big Sur along the Pacific coast and enjoying lunch at Ventana with my family – what else is more important?
No one is perfect. What we learn from each other is critical. We need to take the time to understand our parent’s bad habits and commit to change, to do things different. This is true in both parenting a child and developing our relationship with our spouse.