Flexibility, like the other genius qualities, has the potential to be a good thing and it might get kids into trouble. That’s why self-control is such an important character quality for geniuses. Flexibility is the ability to make fluid associations among ideas. These children don’t keep their thinking in a box, but rather will relate […]
An important side of your multi-faceted diamonds – your children! – is their social side. Because we live, learn, and serve in community, our children benefit from knowing about their social selves. If they can’t relate well to others, much of life may be a struggle. As always, Dr. Kathy makes helpful suggestions to encourage […]
“I am a collector.” That’s Dr. Kathy’s confession in this video. Learn why she collects what she collects and why she believes your children may benefit from having collections as well. Just enjoy it and then think about her advice and talk with your kids about it. As always, thanks for your interest and trust.
Dr. Kathy believes this is one of the most important videos she has recorded for you. We hope you’ll listen and benefit. To continue our series about children’s identities, she talks about their emotional side. Even when it’s hard, parents are wise to look for opportunities to talk about feelings they observe and those that […]
Dr. Kathy begins this video with some thoughts regarding how our kids know we love them. It’s not by saying “Happy Valentine’s Day!” once a year, but by taking child-centered action regularly. Listen and see if you agree. She also cautions us to avoid the easy comparisons social media sites like Facebook allow. They diminish […]
Listen in as Dr. Kathy remembers celebrating Memorial Day when she was a young girl. She’ll encourage you to celebrate it in your family. Surely one of her suggestions will work for you. She’ll also encourage you to create a Memorial Day of sorts for your family. What power might there be in you and […]
To be truly grateful, honestly thankful, and regularly aware of all we have that we don’t deserve – that’s life and life-giving. What might it look like in your home? What if gratefulness was a family value?
As we continue our series of videos about the 12 important genius qualities, Dr. Kathy addresses the quality of wonder. She’ll share a way it’s commonly shut down in our children and reasons we must keep it alive. Because it has a double purpose, as she’ll explain, it’s extremely important. If you want your children […]
Discontentment is too common. In this video, Dr. Kathy shares her concerns about children being raised in an environment where no one is happy or satisfied. Do you agree that discontentment is far too common? If she asked your children, would they say you’re content or discontented? Does it matter?
Because Dr. Kathy just attended a wedding reception for good friends and her niece got married last month, she’s been thinking a lot about what makes people attractive to each of us. What about you? What do you find attractive in people? How would you hope your children would answer this question? Do you want […]