Do you make room for “real time” or are you like this dad?

Here is a 39 second example of an unhealthy parent-child relationship with technology:

As part of our family’s technology contract with each other, we do not allow tablets (or phones) at the dinner table because

we prefer to truly be present with each other!

How does this video make you feel?

Do you allow electronics at the dinner table?

How do children feel when treated like this?


Quote and Question: Why anger? Why so long?

Angry Eye

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. “– Cherie Carter-Scott

Angry Eye
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What makes us hold on to anger for so long when we know we should (must?) forgive?


2/3 of us are “suckers” (and what do to about it)

Do you recall my post about how your closest peer group impacts everything (including your New Year’s Resolutions)? I recently watched this video after reading my friend’s blog and the B.S. Guys claim 2/3 of us are “suckers“!

How might  we be the “polite dissenter” so that others can express their concerns?

Are we violating our values when we do not speak up in disagreement?


Quote and Question: Are you a light giver or taker?

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
–Marianne Williamson

Are you a ‘light giver’ or a ‘light taker’?

Do you bring out the best in others?



Google Trends is worth checking out

Did you know that Google receives and processes over 4 million search queries per minute? That’s a huge amount of data, right? But did you also know that Google makes that data open for you to explore with Google Trends?

It is a fascinating research tool, a mind-boggling data source and a bottomless pit of possibilities. Google Trends is worth checking out.

Trends is an easy way to explore data with your youngsters.

Let me know what you think.