Why do kids need to learn ‘soft skills’?

Philly.com – W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP “In today’s global economic climate, employment and productivity are as dependent on academic and technical skills as they are soft skills. What are soft skills? Soft skills are sometimes referred to as “people...

Are You a Strengths-Based Parent?

The Huffington Post – Michelle McQuaid “When it comes to parenting your kids do you spend most of your time pointing out what they’re doing wrong or what they’re doing right? If you’re like most time poor parents the chances are...

How to Raise Brave Girls

The Huffington Post – Margie Warrell “Despite our daughters doing better at school and university relative to our sons, once they get into the workplace, women are less confident, more cautious and less likely to: pursue stretch roles; challenge authority;...

Success builds self-esteem

News Herald – Juliann Talkington Low-self esteem has been blamed for many problems facing US youth including substance abuse and poor academic performance. In response to these claims, an industry has sprung up to make sure US kids think about themselves in...

Grit: The key ingredient to your kids’ success

The Washington Post – Judy Holland “When parents and educators launched the “self-esteem” movement in the 1980s, lavishly praising kids and handing out trophies to all, they expected everyone would try harder. But the opposite was true. Coddled kids became...