School, work, love life. Whatever the context, striving for “personal best.”
Always running the race, but at what cost?
Self-promotion. The details can be a tough call.
Just how much pressure are we putting on our high school students to get those make-or-break grades, and even more so – the highest possible SAT or ACT scores to get into college? Must every child have that much coveted four-year education? Just how far will we push our kids to make that happen? In […]
Winners and losers. Isn’t that how most people view the world? And usually, the “win” involves money, a title, and stuff. Along with the spoils of winning come reassurances that the basics in life will be taken care of, and a great deal more: satisfaction in your accomplishments, the realization of a dream, and maybe […]
Your credentials, please? Parenting may be a profession – and certainly is, in my view – but there are no guarantees, no cap and gown after years of study. No diploma. No certification. Just a physician handing over a squalling little creature that owns your heart. And then it’s off to the races, figuring it […]
Sometimes, all you can do as a parent of teens is sit back and hold your breath.
Challenging “traditional” leadership notions.
It’s Tour de France time! Given that some of the best analogies and human interest stories have to do with sports, let’s take a tour of the Tour de France personality types. Some of us are great out of the gate (good at a sprint), but can’t stay the course for the long haul. Others […]
How much competitiveness should we encourage in our children, and at what age? How competitive should we be with our kids? Our go go go society We know the tales of waiting lists, reference letters and expensive testing – all to get toddlers into the right preschools. Never too early to get our children properly […]