Parenting With Vision

As I look back over the last 22 plus years that my husband and I have been raising our two children, I see our mistakes and accomplishments.  We have a son who is now 22 years old and a daughter who is 18 years old.   Many of our friends would agree that our children...

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

You hear about it in the news, especially when it involves young people. A couple of weeks ago two 17 year old students from the same high school in the Dallas area took their own lives within hours of each other. Word is that they were acquaintances but were not...

What Soft Skills Does My Kid Need? (1st Grade)

This is a series of blog posts on soft skill development in kids.  For greater context of this discussion, here is the original post. According to Wikipedia, soft skills is a term often associated with a person’s “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of...

Soft Skills: More Vital Than Achievement?

The current generation of parents is more dedicated than any before to being present in the lives of their kids. Even as wages and salaries have been outpaced by living costs and expenses, the current generation of parents places a great value on the time spent with...