I've wanted to write about this topic for some time now. It's something I see myself forgetting on a regular basis and secretly feel guilty about. Being present with my kid. The best fatherly advice I was given before we had Razz Jr. was so simple and straightforward, that it's the only piece of advice that stood out among the tired cliché's that most people were telling me. The advice? "Just be there." As simple as it sounds, it goes really deep. Just think back to your favorite memories of your parents. Do you remember the toy you opened on your 7th Christmas? Or the present you … [Read more...]
Jessica Lahey thinks parents these days are too afraid to let their kids fail at even smallest of tasks. And that may lead to failure as adults.
Lahey's latest book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed is a national best-seller with its premise that we help our kids develop more resourcefulness, skills and confidence by not constantly running to their rescue and protecting them from adversity and consequences.
Lahey discusses her book on the latest episode of The Modern … [Read more...]
Moving to a new city, that's 12 hours away from your closest friends and family can be a challenging experience for any adult. It seems like the older you get, the harder it is to meet new people and maintain genuine friendships. Thinking back to college, it was a lot easier to make new friends because everyone was involved in clubs and organizations that provided a common interest for everyone. My favorite clubs included the "streak through random places on campus committee" and the "save the [insert rare Amazon flower here] non-profit organization". How could you not form a lifelong bond … [Read more...]