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Aug 31, 2017

Turning a No into a Yes-and

Success is sometimes a matter of perspective.  Kids have goals and measures of success that often are not practical or safe.  Thus, we tell our children "No" far more often than we give them a "Yes."  This can create a point of conflict or at least some resistance on their part.  This may be...

Aug 29, 2017

Point Them in the Right Direction

Drive and Determination are key indicators of success in every field and focus.  Anything that is worthwhile as an achievement requires perseverance and some level of effort.  However, we can also bail out at almost any point in trying to achieve that goal.  This is where drive and...

Aug 27, 2017

Investing In A Child's Future


When our children get to that age where they have to make decisions about the direction of their life, college is often a factor.  At this point, we have to ask is college worth the time and financial investment?  This has grown to be well beyond a $50,000 question to many families....

Aug 24, 2017

Use Wow instead of How

In a recent presentation by Andy Stanley ( he mentioned the difference between a "How" and a "Wow" when hearing an idea.  This is something I think we can use to program our kids for success.  A simple change in the way we approach all those suggestions (silly and...

Aug 22, 2017

Back-To-School Part Deux

In our previous episode, we looked at the finances, forms, and headaches around the back to school season.  Now we will look at some ways to ease into the year.  This is a perfect time to relearn old habits or even create new ones.  We have talked about a reboot in the past, and this is an...