• E,  Four Foundations,  Parenting

    Right Person for the Job???

    Help Wanted:  Passionate adult to commit to vital mission.  Successful candidate will embrace the mission in 120-hour workweek with no financial compensation.  Must be committed to creating better future for children and care enough to do the hard stuff.  Parents, grandparents, foster parents, babysitters, teachers and coaches may apply.  Preference given to those who apply as a team and are able to remember that “you’re not raising children – you’re raising future adults!”  [Tweet “Successful candidate will embrace the mission….”] Want the job?  Already have it? …

  • Parenting

    Family Planning?

    Learning to participate in the work that keeps a family functioning isn’t necessarily all dusting and sorting socks. Would your kids enjoy planning and preparing a meal for the family?  How about  allowing them to plan a weekend outing?  Or, if they’re older, doing some of the research for a family trip? Creating music playlists for various family celebrations? Trusting our children with responsibility (and letting them meet it) lets them know that we see them as competent and capable.  That’s a powerful way to build…