Todd Kestin: Dashed Hopes: The Two Words That Erase Your Children’s Dreams

I worked with John for several years, helping him navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence, and for as long as he could remember he had always wanted to bring together his love of numbers and sports, particularly baseball. Read more: Young People, Young Adults, Teenagers, Self-Esteem, Life Skills, Mentoring, Mentoring Teens, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parents ...

Krista Barth: The Car Keys

My eldest son learned to drive in a town where most people have “driven” long before they are allowed or can even see over the dashboard. They have driven tractors, four wheelers and pick up trucks down long gravel roads without names. Read more: Parenting, Growing Up, Life’s Lessons, Teen Pregnancy, Abuse, Parents News

Elliot Begoun: 3 Things About Life That I Shared With My 20 Year-old

Life works in mysterious ways. My middle daughter recently turned 20. On the day of her birthday, I drove her to the airport. She was heading to Indianapolis for a national meeting of her sorority. Read more: Parenting, Business, Mentoring, Leadership, Happiness, Kids, Parenting Advice, Career Advice, Parents News

Jill Robbins: Yes, I Know My Kid Is Small

My son just had turned five. This was the first birthday where he really understood the importance of his big day and the magic that comes with no longer being four years-old. I wish I got that excited about my birthdays. Read more: Parenting, Adoption, International Adoption, Body Image, Body Confidence, Confidence, Raising Kids, Parents ...

John Bowen: Building Better Connections With Our Kids

How many times have we allowed the demands of our businesses to shut out the needs of our families? Do that enough and we’re left lacking meaningful connections and relationships with the most important people in our lives. Read more: Kids, Parenting, Connecting With Kids, Jim Sheils, Board Meetings International, John Bowen, AES Nation, Aesnation, ...

Rachel Toalson: Parenting Is Like Living in an Insane Asylum

Sometimes I feel like I’m doing a pretty good job as a parent. Relationships are good, all those consequences we’ve put into our Family Playbook–a list of infractions and their expected consequences–are well understood, the house is in almost perfect order. Read more: Parenting, Parenting Humor, Modern Parenting, Parents-Moms, Parents, Parents-Dads, Parenthood, Parents News

Suren Ramasubbu: Things to Think About During the Internet Safety Month

The U.S. Congress, supported by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), has designated June as National Internet Safety Month. As we near the end of the month, what are the lessons we have learned about cyber safety so far? Read more: Parental Controls, Parenting, Internet, Safety, Kids, Children, Education, Digital Citizenship, Online, Cybersecurity, Cyberbullying, Technology ... What You Thought You Knew: Understanding Dyslexia From the Outside

A lot of people have heard about dyslexia or they know someone who has it but they really don’t understand what it is like to be someone who actually has the disability. Read more: Dyslexia, Parenting, Kidsinthehouse, Kids in the House, Leana Greene, Dyslexic, Education News

Michelle Matthews: The Child Who Could Become a Monster

It seemed to happen overnight. Just like that, a tidal wave swept through our lives and all the light drained from his eyes, that little boy was gone, a soulless being was left in its wake. I’ll never know when or how it happened, just that it did and we’ll forever deal with the fallout. ...

Clint Edwards: I Wanted My Marriage to Be Like a TV Show. This Is Why I Was Wrong.

A lot of people tend to really glorify older sitcoms as a real representation of what family life ought to be. But the fact is, family life has never been “Leave It To Beaver.” It’s always been a little grittier than that. Read more: Parenting, Marriage, Family, Kids, 50s TV, Leave It to Beaver, Parents ...