Teaching Kids Persistence

March 25, 2011

All three of our kids play soccer on local teams.  Early on Todd and I chose soccer as a sport to start with in our family mostly because it requires you to run hard.  With three active kids living in a small home, energy expended in an activity is a vital consideration. Now that the […]

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Paying Kids for Failing: A Backward Reward System That Worked for Me

December 16, 2010

My stepfather, Dan, passed away last June and I dearly miss him. The most recent reason is that he was the person I’d phone first when I’d failed at something. Dan entered my life when I was 9 and heavily into my gymnastics phase.  I recall being asked later, as a 12 year-old, what I […]

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