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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…




Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

Cameron Herold sent me this March 2010 TEDxTalk presentation “Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs” and asked me to spread the word. You bet. It’s great, talks about the importance of exposing our kids to the world of entrepreneurship early, teaching them to earn and to save an teaching them valuable business and life skills.
As I…




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…




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