Recognizing the voices in heated debate as two of my children, I quickly realized I had just walked into the middle of another sibling's argument over some injustice that had taken place. The problem was they immediately wanted me to be the judge, jury, and executioner.
This transition from activity to identity is so subtle and often subconscious. With kids, they often are unaware of the distinction between what I do and who I am.
Research tells us that we hear somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 words every day. That is the equivalent to listening to Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" or George Orwell's "Animal Farm" on audiobook.
Ever have one of those weeks? Months? Years? Well, the past two weeks has been just that for me...exhausting. We have been looking for a new home to buy. It seemed as though we would never find "the right home"... Continue Reading →
Kids ask a lot of questions. A recent study states that "mothers are asked 228 questions a day". And that is just for one child. (My wife and I have 5 - sooo...) Parents get asked numerous questions a day.
It seems like the vice of the day is entitlement. Other call it consumerism, but the underlying attitude and correlating actions are anything but pleasant. And that's the problem. Entitlement isn't just unpleasant for those around selfish people, it's actually unpleasant for the entitled person themselves. The entitled person cannot experience two critical things in life: