How to Have Essential Conversations with Your Child: Teaching Important Life Lessons for Today’s World
As parents, we hold the critical responsibility of guiding our children towards knowledge and experience. In today’s world of conflicts and controversies, it’s essential to ensure our children are well-prepared and aware of the challenges they may face. The key to their maturity and growth is through meaningful and productive conversations with us and others. Encourage Essential Conversations One way to nurture these essential conversations is to pay attention when a subject comes up. Your child needs to know that you love them and want to help them navigate through life. Start by assuring your child that they may speak freely, without judgment or ridicule. These are the foundations for essential conversations, and the more frequently you have them, the more natural it becomes. Don’t be afraid to discuss the hard things. Talk about things that worked or were fun or enlightening. Talk about things they have heard or are
Why Being a Good Example is the Greatest Superpower of All
Superheroes are all the rage these days, and children are fascinated by their superpowers. Superhero movies have broken box office records, and superhero clothing has become increasingly popular. Even adults enjoy these movies and attend them with their children. Children love to reenact superpowers in their backyards and school yards. They are fascinated by these extraordinary abilities that go beyond the ordinary human experience. The Superpower Interview Question A new trend in job interviews is asking candidates, “If you were a superhero, what is your superpower?” This question might seem unrelated to the interview, but it’s a way to find out what strengths and qualities a candidate can bring to the company. For instance, if a candidate mentions x-ray vision, they might be analytical and detail-oriented. If they mention being a shapeshifter, they might be flexible and adaptable. Interviewers want to see how candidates view themselves as assets to the
The Power of Incentives: How Rewards Drive Our Behavior and Shape Our Choices
Have you ever found yourself working harder at something simply because you wanted to accomplish it? Or maybe you were motivated by some external reward, like a bonus or promotion? Incentives are an integral part of our daily lives, whether we realize it or not. They are the rewards that encourage positive behavior and motivate us to achieve something we might not otherwise do. The Economic World of Incentives In the economic world, the most common and effective incentive is a paycheck. Let’s face it, money is the reward for the labor and effort we put in. It’s what keeps us coming back to work each day and doing our job. We then spend that money on the things we need and want, which increases the money flow in the economy. Another economic incentive is the desire to be successful. This type of incentive can motivate a child to complete
Federalizing Education: A Big Mistake
Did we make a huge mistake by federalizing education? The answer is yes. Here’s why: A Brief History of the Department of Education In 1979, President Jimmy Carter established the Department of Education to promote educational excellence and ensure equal access to education across the country. However, its creation was met with pushback from many who believed that education should be a state and local issue and that the federal government should stay out of it. Why Federalizing Education is a Mistake Education Should Be Managed Locally Education is best managed locally, where parents, teachers, and administrators are better equipped to understand the unique needs of their students. Local control allows for a more flexible and innovative approach to education that caters to the specific needs of each community. On the other hand, the federal government is too distant from the concerns of local communities and is ill-equipped to understand
They’ve captured our institutions. Now what?
Happy Tuesday! I don’t know if you saw it on our social channels yesterday (if you’re not following The Tuttle Twins, you should be!) but I was cracking up remembering an old Babylon Bee headline that read, “Study Shows Kids Who Are Homeschooled Could Miss Out On Opportunity To Be A Gay Communist” The folks at The Bee are satirists so of course they were being a little cheeky but, just like all satire, there’s a grain of truth to what they said. I made the point yesterday that schools really have become indoctrination centers for agenda-driven administrators and activist teachers. I know a lot of teachers, and many of the good ones are leaving the profession because they, like John Taylor Gatto before them, don’t want to participate in hurting kids anymore. The good news here is that the market continues to provide, and these good teachers who are leaving public ed
Which is worse: the Department of Education or the Federal Reserve?
Want to hear something horrifying? The U.S. dollar’s value has fallen by 94% since the creation of the Federal Reserve. Do you want to hear something even more horrifying? Most adults, and even most elected officials and so-called finance experts, have no idea why. It’s the Federal Reserve, of course, but most people have very a limited understanding of—and give even less thought to—what the Fed does, and the very real impact that it has on each of our daily lives. With “experts” tweeting things like this: And politicians making entire videos aimed at “debunking” the idea that printing trillions of dollars and pumping it into the economy causes inflation, it’s easy to understand why a lot of people grow up without ever giving much thought to how our money works, and why everything costs twice as much now than it did a year ago. They’re willing to believe people like Mr.