The Kate Spade Conversation

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The Kate Spade conversation used to be about the price of a purse instead of the person who began the company. When Kate Spade chose to take her life, she became national news and, chances are, the topic of conversation among some of your kids. Suicides are always shocking news, especially when the person involved…

Parenting Comparisons: A Game You Can’t Win

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One of the more damaging habits facing our society today is comparison living. It’s this idea of “keeping up with the Joneses.” This is an age-old saying, but the Joneses are more present now than ever. They seem to have the perfect life with the nice two-story house, two nice cars, the country club membership,…

Teach Your Kids the Joy of Serving

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You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love. ~Henry Drummond If you want to have a happy, almost euphoric feeling inside, go do something for someone else. That’s right!…

Stop Seeking Your Kids’ Happiness

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“I just want to see my child be happy, Dr. Myers. Is that too much to ask?” I’ve heard some form of this statement time and again in my counseling practice. The parents are earnest and well-meaning, but I try to gently break it to them that seeking their child’s happiness is a shallow goal.…