Thanksgiving Day-ly

Emmons and Cameron both find that giving thanks to someone else, and not just for them, has doubly positive benefits. Not only does the giver of thanks feel better, but there is also what Cameron calls a virtuous effect: those who are thanked are much more prone to thank others in turn. The result: not a vicious, but a virtuous cycle.

Son Jack and Google Agree on Transparency

 Friends,   Maybe the greatest moments in parenting are those threshold moments – the firsts: first smile, word, step, word read out loud, or first day of school.  But those first adult thoughts are especially cool.  Not just the unconscious brilliance of a four-year old, but the moments of self- and other-consciousness that happen before … Continued

Practice the 5 to 1 Ratio

 Friends,   Maybe the greatest moments in parenting are those threshold moments – the firsts: first smile, word, step, word read out loud, or first day of school.  But those first adult thoughts are especially cool.  Not just the unconscious brilliance of a four-year old, but the moments of self- and other-consciousness that happen before … Continued

What I Wish I Did More Often

Friends,    I was kicking some ideas around with my daughters today, and one had a perspective very different from that of her sister.  They love each other a lot, their values are very similar, they have shared so much together, AND they just see the world through completely different lenses.  They’re the kind where … Continued