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Tag: comfort zone

Telling the Truth

  It’s easy to teach our kids to tell the truth, but it’s harder to tell the truth to our kids. My wife told our girls that we’ll answer any question they have with the truth, even if… Read More

Keeping a Wolf at the Door

He had my attention.  He had just said the sort of phrase that makes me look for my pen and paper.  He had said “twenty years ago I was given the most valuable parenting advice I’ve ever heard.”… Read More

Do I Want to Be Like Me? – My experience with a gracious person

I woke up at 4:30, took a quick shower, drove to the airport, spent 30 minutes waiting in line to have my privacy invaded and then I boarded my flight.  I’ve been flying quite a bit lately and am… 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 3)

by Chuck Today we are going to focus on asking great questions to help us survive. The TV show “Survivor” has now completed 26 seasons.  That is a lot of surviving that those angry, backbiting, money-hungry, starving people… 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

Six Step Apology (Pt 5)

by Chuck The first four steps of the Six Step Apology that I learned from Ford Taylor focus on establishing personal responsibility.  Each step moves you from a position of defensiveness to total personal accountability. Personal accountability is… Read More

The Six Step Apology (Pt 4)

by Chuck In the first three steps we explored the importance of not rushing to “I’m sorry,” and instead looking at what took place, how it impacted the other person, our feelings about it, and then our heartfelt… 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

Comfort Over Growth

At our youth ranch, Level Three has its privileges.  I won’t go into all the specifics but it not only allows more freedom in communication, food choice and clothes, it also allows for earning some money and occasionally… Read More