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Tag: children

A Last Minute Request

We began this blog on January 30, 2013.  Since that time we’ve written 70 posts and have had a steady increase in readers.  My blog report tells me that the equivalent of five New York subway cars full of… Read More

Life Ready Kids – Winning Well

This is the second in our series on raising “Life Ready Kids.” We already focused on past blogs that our goal as parents is to raise great adults not simply good kids. In the last post, we looked… Read More

What to Do when Consequences Aren’t Working

I remember an experiment my brother conducted when we were little kids. He had done something wrong and was going to be punished. He had the brilliant idea that he wouldn’t be punished if Mom couldn’t catch him. He… Read More

An Unhurried Life (Pt. 3): Loving Instead of Hurrying

This post was written by Jim Smith, a long time friend of Project Patch who worked as a therapist at our Youth Ranch and helped launch our Family Experience.  He no longer works at Project Patch but continues… Read More

Breaking Children

This post was written by Jim Smith, a long time friend of Project Patch who worked as a therapist at our Youth Ranch and helped launch our Family Experience.  He no longer works at Project Patch but continues… Read More

Asking Great Questions (Pt. 4)

by Chuck “Are we there yet?”  Every parent hates that question.  I have a feeling that some of you may be asking the same thing about this series on Asking Great Questions. So far we’ve look at asking… Read More

Asking Great Questions (Pt 2)

Continuing our series on asking great questions, today we focus on asking questions that will increase our success.  What does success look like in the home?   We’ve had kids at our youth ranch that come from homes that… Read More

Attribute to Others: A Spin on the Golden Rule

by Chuck I love the story (hopefully it’s made up) about the man using a stall in a public bathroom.  They guy in the next stall asks, “How are you doing?” and not wanting to offend the first… Read More

Six Step Apology (Pt 6)

by Chuck Wow, we are finally on step six!  Thanks for sticking with me as we went through the previous five steps which take us through both establishing responsibility for hurting someone and developing accountability to keep us… Read More

The Six Step Apology (Pt 3)

by Chuck There are things I regularly say as a dad that I thought I would never say. Picture me with two 5-year-old girls who are crying.  They are both telling some sort of story that involves pushing… Read More