Play More! Kids At Play Can Awaken Their Strengths and Smarts

Every Wednesday, I’ll post about multiple intelligences so we can better understand children and why they do what they do. — Play with your children this summer. Play more! My nephew, Andy,

Paralysis of Analysis? No More

Every Wednesday, I’ll post about multiple intelligences so we can better understand children and why they do what they do. — I often say that too much of a good thing is

Engaging Multiple Smarts to Reveal New Insights

Every Wednesday, I’ll post about multiple intelligences so we can better understand children and why they do what they do. — Although it’s helpful to teach and learn about our eight intelligences

Are We Safe To Talk With?

Every Monday, I’ll post about discovering genuine hope and authentic answers for living a healthy life. — Are we safe to talk with ? Do our children know we are? Are

Play More! Kids At Play Can Awaken Their Strengths and Smarts

My nephew, Andy, played with Duplo® blocks, Legos®, and his Thomas the Train for hours and hours at a time. I imagine every family member can testify that our favorite memories of Andy growing up include either watching him play with them or participating with him.

Andy’s imagination was significant. I think he really saw castles, fire stations, and bridges over raging rivers when he built ordinary-looking structures. His trains were carrying important products and many families to their destinations many miles away. His picture-smart strengths were obvious from the very beginning.

The Impact of Personal Identity

Sometimes an identity change makes an almost immediate difference in someone’s behavior. Sometimes it doesn’t. What’s the difference?

My nephew, Andy, graduated from college last Saturday. One minute he was a college student. The next, he was a graduate.

Identity controls behavior. Now he won’t be studying to take tests unless and until he begins graduate school. He will be going to work. He’ll need new skills and behaviors.