Category Archives: Things I Tell My Kids

Things We Tell Our Kids: Make it work

“Things turn out best for the people that make the best of the way things turn out”– John Wooden

My wife and I encourage our kids to be happy with what they have and to learn to find solutions on their own. We believe these are vital life skills so when our kids are complaining about…

Simple mantras for kids

As much as we might like to, we can’t teach kids everything we would like them to know. We simply can’t be there all the time and besides, some lessons are better experienced on their own.
Thats why we like simple easy to remember mantras that can help guide our kids when we aren’t right…

How to live a long life

Eat clean whole foods.
Activate the mind and body.
Provide service.
Be courageous.
Be present.
Be thankful.
Its that simple. 🙂

Be Happy About What You Have

Our kids are great. They love life, they are appreciative, they learn important skills at an astonishing pace and are well behaved. It is awesome to be around them and we are blessed to have them. But they are still kids.
They will still go into a mall and whimper about getting a new toy…

Kids – Love ’em

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them” ~ Magic Johnson

Things I Teach My Kids: Practice Makes Perfect

In many domains, there is a belief that mastery requires 10,000 hours of practice. In my experience nothing in life comes easy so the determination to hard work and persist are vital skills and ones that are absolutely critical to have from childhood.
Our kids are learning at a breakneck pace. Everything from how to do…

Teach Your Kids to Have Thick Skin

Having young kids means you will hear endless stories about bullying and name calling when they arrive home from school and if you have more than one child, you will get to see this all first hand when they tease each other and compete for toys and attention. We teach our kids to not get…

Teach Your Kids the Value of Earning and Saving Money

Teaching our children strong values and life skills are the best things we can so to set them up for life success. Lately we have been playing a great game with our kids that teaches them about money and the value of earning and saving.
Background – My almost 5 year old daughter wants to buy…

Things I Tell My Kids – Work Ethic

“If you work hard, good things happen.”
Telling your kids they have natural talents like being smart is great for building confidence, but sets them up to rely on “being smart” and leaves them disillusioned if their smarts don’t get them what they want. It is better for your kids to know that hard work and…