Category Archives: Developing Capable Young People

A Lesson In Parenting

A few years ago, when I was having a particularly tough time with my son, I wanted to address my worry about his issues. To work on healing the worry. At the time, his mental health was really beginning to … Continue reading

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Care and Maintenance of Your Growing Crystal Dragon

Over a year ago, I shared my wisdom of How to Raise a Crystal Dragon. With the passage of time, and moving into different times, I felt it was time for an update as Crystal Dragons grow and change at the speed of light. … Continue reading

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Spills and Messes Happen

This morning, Little Man decided to make himself a cup of mac and cheese. He’s done this many times before, so it wasn’t a new thing. I heard him peel the plastic wrap off the top of the cup, pull out the … Continue reading

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A Look Back: Do The Unexpected

I was reminiscing yesterday with Little Man, about when he was somewhere around 3 years old, and was giving me a hard time about getting in the bath. At this point in his life, any and all transitions between activities or … Continue reading

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Builders vs. Barriers: The Results In Action

I titled this blog entry the way I did because of a situation that happened several years ago when I was a merchant mariner, and the completely different reaction different people had during the situation. I can only imagine that some of … Continue reading

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Builders vs. Barriers: Inviting vs. Directing

One of the most valuable courses I have ever taken is called Developing Capable Young People. It was developed by H. Stephen Glenn, Ph.D., and Jane Nelson, Ed.D. Much of what follows was taken almost verbatim from one of the … Continue reading

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The “To Spank Or Not To Spank” Debate

I subscribe to the newsletter that is put out by Dr. Jane Nelsen. The most recent topic resulted in an “aha moment” for me. It had an article that discussed why spanking a child, as a form of discipline, in the long run … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip

The other day, my son wanted to buy a particular Lego set; and he had saved up his money. When we got to the store, and that set wasn’t there, he looked around the toys and found an ultra-cool Star … Continue reading

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Quickie Parenting Tip

When your child comes to you and shows you something they drew or created, instead of saying, “Oh, what a nice drawing of whatever you think it is,” ask the child to tell you all about it. Most likely they’ll … Continue reading

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