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Your Teenager is Always Watching empowering your teenager May 26, 2022

Last weekend, my wife and I were blessed with the opportunity to go on a trip to Cabo San Lucas Mexico. My wife won the trip through her involvement with a health and wellness company. One hundred and fifty people plus a guest were treated to an awesome 4-day getaway to the Hilton Los Cabos Beach...

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How Do I Get My Teenager to Try Harder In School? empowering your teenager family enrichment May 18, 2022

Declining or poor grades can become a source of conflict during the high school years. Especially if your teenager has always been a good student. Let’s say that up until eighth or ninth grade your son or daughter always was eager to go to school. They focused on their homework and breezed...

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Springtime Is a Time for Growing shifting your mindset May 03, 2022

A few days ago as I was driving down the street I noticed that the leaves on the trees were starting to come out—a sure sign that spring is here. Springtime is a time for growth. The grass is growing, flowers are blooming, and everything seems to be coming alive. Growth is a sign of life....

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Our Family Easter Tradition Apr 28, 2022

This past Sunday we (my wife and I) hosted our annual Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt. This event has not only become a day that I look forward to, but it has also become one of our family’s traditions. It represents many of the values that we stand for and this starts with the guest list....

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The Power of Family Dinners connecting with your teenager family enrichment Apr 20, 2022

With today’s busy schedules, the family dinner for many has been replaced with a trip through the drive-thru after soccer practice or a piece of leftover pizza eaten in separate rooms by each member of the family. Today I am offering a challenge to you: Develop a plan for having a family...

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Emotional Intelligence- How to Help Your Teenager Overcome Test Anxiety Apr 11, 2022

The concept of emotional intelligence was first introduced in 1995 by Daniel Goleman in his book Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ.  Goleman broke emotional intelligence, or EI, into 5 areas.

 

Self Awareness

Self Regulation

Motivation

Empathy

Social Skill

 

As...

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The Power of a Spiritual Perspective family enrichment Mar 30, 2022

Think about all the ways you can interpret the actions of your spouse, your children, your parents, or any other family member. Your child’s cry in the middle of the night is attributed to a fear of the dark. Your spouse’s verbal outburst is considered an attack on the way you are...

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Four Stages of Parenting Mar 29, 2022

One of the benefits of the Family Enrichment Academy’s membership site is access to a growing number of expert interviews. Today I am going to share an awesome insight that came up during my most recent interview. I was talking with Kurt Brodbeck, who is the Family Ministry pastor at...

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What Do You Want for Your Teenager? empowering your teenager Mar 23, 2022

One of the first questions I ask parents when they join the Family Enrichment Academy community is “What would be a big step forward for your teenager or your family?” The goal is to get a sense of where they are at the moment and, more importantly, what they believe is...

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A Shared Experience is a Great Way to Create Connection connecting with your teenager Mar 23, 2022

Recently, I was talking with the family ministry pastor at a local church, and he shared that each year they host a mud run for moms and their daughters. Here is how it works: They lay out a one and one-half mile course that includes a variety of obstacles. Included along the way are mud pits...

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The Parenting Journey Mar 16, 2022

I live in the Midwest, and one of the truisms I learned growing up was “If you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes and it will change.”  This wisdom holds true for our life as a parent as well. The circumstances within our families are in a constant state of...

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They Did What? Mar 15, 2022

The other day a post popped up on my Facebook feed saying that the students involved with the Carmel High School Dance Marathon had broken the previous record for money raised. The post proudly displayed the total: $510,495.19 raised for Riley Children’s Hospital. 

 

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