Opinion

Creating Impact Beyond Our Workshops

With parts of the world in turmoil, from American politics to the crisis in Syria, and following the publication of our Life Design […]

Opinion

The Power of Saying No!

A few years ago we met this great family on a holiday. They had a daughter who was the same age as ours […]

Opinion

Celebrating Our Children’s Mistakes

One summer afternoon while at a barbecue party at our friends’ home, I overheard the coach of a boys’ sports team for 8 […]

Opinion

Oh La La: the French School System Needs Help

It’s hard for me not to focus on the negative despite being a huge advocate of focusing on the good, and sometimes something […]

Opinion

The Creation of Open Heart (my own and the workshop…)

I thought moving country would be as easy as it had been when I left Turkey twenty-six years ago. When I moved to […]

Opinion

Scared Straight – Is Using Fear with Kids Ok?

Would you ever take your 6 year old child to the police station to scare them into having better behavior? Would you tell […]

Opinion

First Love

Recently, I have connected with some childhood friends, and have been reminded of my first love. It was interesting because I didn’t remember […]

Opinion

Caught Cheating

A few years ago, a mother came to me really worried about her 2nd grade daughter. Earlier that week when she went to […]

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A Story About Bullying

As you can tell from my recent posts about bullying, I’ve been thinking a lot about the topic these days which is why […]

Opinion

Accepting Our Children (Part 2 – When They’re Young)

Correcting the behavior of young children can be a huge challenge. If we aren’t careful how we do it, it can be harmful […]

Opinion

Accepting Our Children (Part 1 – When They’re Adults)

Becoming a parent is one of the most significant, rewarding, and challenging roles a person can take on in life. As adults we […]