Adolescence and the Identity Crisis

Adolescence and the Identity Crisis

In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.   –Erik Erikson Erik Erikson (1902-1994) spoke from experience. In his adulthood, he would explain how arriving at the door of adolescence was cause for...
Validating Your Child in Everyday Parenting

Validating Your Child in Everyday Parenting

This post was first published in September 2016 (Incorporating Validation in Everyday Parenting) In light of the rise in both child depression and teen suicide, consistently validating and affirming your child is more important than ever. The concept of validation is...
Raising Future Men

Raising Future Men

Cheryl and I raised four sons and our home was an active, exciting place. I tell everyone we had more fun than we deserved. But with four young boys, it was easy to focus on controlling the moment. And this is probably what people had in mind when they asked Cheryl,...