The Platinum Rule

August 25, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

Extending the ideas mentioned in the post Sports Playbook, people not only intend different things by certain actions, they express certain ideas by using different actions. This comes up most often in closer relationships, like in families. It is as if family members are trying to say similar things while speaking different languages. With one […]

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Sports playbook

August 03, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,metaphors to help facilitate communication   |   Click on title to comment!

Relationships are like playing a sport with a teammate who is following a different playbook of rules. Furthermore, you are each constantly editing and changing your own playbook, and you don’t always act in accordance with your book. That leaves a lot of room for inconsistency and misunderstanding. You may be making a legal move […]

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Why Sleepaway Camp Is Good for My Marriage

July 30, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

An excellent article (by a friend and colleague) on how sending your kids to sleepaway camp can help your relationship with your spouse: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/her-magazine/parents-alone-time_b_7891918.html    

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On Aspergers and Autism

July 29, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

A great Youtube channel with videos by two young men with an insider view on their experiences growing up on the spectrum: https://www.youtube.com/user/AspergerExperts  

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kids and devices

July 27, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

An brief look at how letting kids have a phone or other device in their room can be disruptive: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5-reasons-kids-shouldnt-sleep-near-their-devices_55b24b75e4b0a13f9d183404  

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