Character and Values

Character and Values | Imagine The End

Growing Knowledge

Every year, two professors from a small college in Wisconsin publish a "Mindset" list to remind us that every freshman has a completely different knowledge base than previous generations. Maybe… Read More
Empathy is tonic

Character and Values | Fight For The Heart

Empathy is Tonic

Spooked My daughter spends most of her free time at the stables where she rides horses. She will happily muck stalls (aka shovel poop), wash horses, and hand pick fungus… Read More

Celebrations | Character and Values | Fight For The Heart

Joy in the Chaos

My son is asking for a car this Christmas. He’s four. He started asking for one months ago. And I— foolishly—thought it would be an idea that waned with time. Not so much. He gets fixated on things and doesn’t let go.… Read More

Character and Values

3 Ways To Help Your Kid Push Past Fear

I'm going to guess you wish you had a little more courage as an adult, and maybe even as a parent. We all do. Fear isn't just an emotion, it's also a habit. Same with courage. Courage is a habit, and habits… Read More

Character and Values | Middle School (6th-8th)

Helping Preteens Discover Courage

When we hear the word courage, we often think of these grandiose moments of bravery. Experiences like leaping off a high-dive, trying out for an ultra-competitive team, or taking your first step off a zip-line seem like the most appropriate ways for… Read More

Character and Values | Fight For The Heart

Journey to Courage

Good Advice In a pivotal moment in a movie most dads would probably rather not admit we've seen, the Prince of fictional Genovia has this advice for his daughter, the Princess (yes, as in Princess Diaries). On her sixteenth birthday, her father… Read More

Character and Values | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

Developing Character and Responsibility in Your Teen

One of the ironies of parenting is that we have to give our kids freedom to fail in order for them to grow up. If you over-parent your teenager, your actions are shouting to her that you don’t believe she can succeed… Read More

Character and Values

The Truth About Trust

When my daughter was ten, I told her that I would write her a story. I write for a living and I’m constantly reading about other authors who do that. On a whim, they write their kids a story and then voila,… Read More

Character and Values

Choosing to Trust in the Moment

One of the things I admire the most about kids is the way they live in the moment. They don’t have to be responsible for things like retirement plans . . . coordinating the calendar . . . or figuring out what’s… Read More