| from Dr. Kathy Koch | Are you competitive? Are your children? Are there times when the idea of being other-centered flies out the window? Do we ignore teachings like

An Open Door: Embracing The Opportunity To Influence

When I walked into Jim Daly’s office, I teared up. Even though he’s the President of Focus on the Family and I was there to record our interview, I wasn’t embarrassed.

Developing Character Identities

Every Monday, I’ll post about discovering genuine hope and authentic answers for living a healthy life. — Today’s blog is written by a friend who was on staff back in the

Summer Affirmations

Every Wednesday, I’ll post about multiple intelligences so we can better understand children and why they do what they do. — Let’s affirm children this summer. We can use our observational skills

Hope Does Something Medication Can’t Do

Several times a year, I’m privileged to meet with some of our heroes who have fought the enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last week, after several days of meetings, one man confidently stated, “Hope does something medication can’t do.”

How Can We Help Children and Teens Use Their Smarts? (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, we looked at affirmations for the word, logic, and picture smarts. Today, we’ll look at ways of affirming three more smarts. Complimenting their specific use encourages and empowers children to believe they are smart.

Compliments might sound like this: