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Parenting

Mother Nature has designed and built our species with remarkable attention to detail. As parents, we sometimes shake our heads, imagining that she must have made a big mistake.
It’s a well-known phenomenon that “objects in the rear-view mirror appear smaller than they are”. If you’re ever in doubt about a work-life decision, I recommend that you apply the rear-view mirror test!
Our ancestors integrated work, family, and community seamlessly. We can learn from them to secure work-life balance, and happiness!
Good drivers perfect spatial awareness to keep them safely on track. We can learn from them to secure work-life balance, and happiness!
I’m an executive coach that helps clients achieve elite performance. Most of my time is spent doing serious work, with serious clients. Yet I still urge every one of them to “HAVE FUN!” The reason is very simple.
It’s a crazy suggestion. Yet, all airlines advise us to put on our own oxygen mask first before looking after our children! This is so contrary to every parenting instinct. Is it bad advice?
Parents of young children often ask me what they should do to raise confident, successful young men and women. Here is what I tell them, based on my understanding of the neuroscience of the human brain, and the power of BELIEF …
As parents we do our best to raise successful children. We have better insight into developmental biology today than any prior generation. Have we learnt from our mistakes? Here are my thoughts ...
Do you blush when somebody compliments you? Do you squirm uncomfortably in your seat? Science shows that compliments are a valuable tradition that builds health and happiness.