If our children fail, does that make us failures as parents?

I simply don’t do failure well. It’s even worse when I perceive that my children have failed. I know failure is a natural part of everyone’s life. But I still beat myself up when I fail. And when my children fail, I take on their failure as if their failure

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School Dropout? Not My Child!

Never did I think any of my kids would drop out of college. It was not in my game plan for their lives. I dodged a bullet. But plenty of my friends’ kids did drop out. I’ve since learned that half of all college freshmen fail to graduate within six

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How to Help Your Child Climb Grown-Up Mountain

Is my child ready to climb Mt. Everest? If you’re like me, the answer is “Of course not!” and “She might get hurt!” But what about a harder mountain to climb? How about Grown Up Mountain? This is a mountain you’ve helped your children climb since they were born. But

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It’s Always “Spring” Time at Aaron Bonding

Steve and I talk a great deal about INTENTIONAL parenting during the high school years. By that we mean looking for any and every opportunity to help our children become self-sufficient, thus prepping them for the college years when they are no longer under our roof. These opportunities come up

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