Interpretation of People

Do you ever have a conversation with someone and you walk away from it thinking to yourself, “That person just simply does not get what I am trying to say?” Of course, you do. We have all been in that position. Communication is not an exact science because everyone takes their own assumptions into the conversation. We assume to know what a person is saying before the words even come out of their mouths and walk away confused or angry because of it. However, in the same breath, we will state that we are confused when someone does the same thing to us.  Continue reading “Interpretation of People”

Technology Rules for Children

There is an ongoing conversation, in regards to child rearing, about the amount of technology that a child should have access to and at what age. Everyone is different in those regards as many people allow no access to technology while others start providing their children with cellular devices shortly after they are born. As I am typing this, my six year old son is sitting in the living room playing Halo on the Xbox 360. Some would shrivel up their noses about this while others see no problem in it whatsoever. Ultimately, we all want to find a system, in our homes, that allows our children to succeed in life. Continue reading “Technology Rules for Children”


When you hear the term innovation, what do you think? The word is used so much in today’s society that everyone probably has a different idea of what it means depending on their personal context. It’s a popular word. Companies will use it in their advertising because it sells products. Potential employees will use it on their resumes because it grabs attention. If a product is innovative, then it is cutting edge and ready to change the world. The same can be said for that employee.  Continue reading “Innovation”

Are we setting them up for failure?

I think that it is natural for a parent to want their children to be successful adults. For that matter, if I were to have a conversation with someone who did not want their children to grow up successfully, I would have some serious doubts about that person’s parenting skills. I would question whether or not that parent truly desires to know their child. I feel like it is pretty much a universal truth that all parents want the best for their children. However, wanting what is best and providing them what is best is not always the same thing. Continue reading “Are we setting them up for failure?”

A Clean House Can Facilitate Confidence

The majority of people have such a problem with clutter that we actually have a particular time of the year that we set aside to get rid of it all.  Maybe we are just too busy to clean as we go. It’s easier to set stuff aside and come back to it later. Maybe your day just gets away from you and you don’t have time. Maybe there is a bit of laziness in us as well. Perhaps you are a misguided male who still believes that it is simply just the woman’s job to do all of the cleanings. Whatever our reasons, we simply do not want to clean it up now if we can put it off for later. Continue reading “A Clean House Can Facilitate Confidence”

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