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When Helping, Hurts

when helping you child hurts them

I grew up on a small family farm.  Every day I would walk out behind our house to the pasture and feed the sheep.  A long fence separated one side of the pasture from the other.  The sheep always tried to eat the grass on the other side of the fence since there wasn’t much grass on their side of the fence.  Now sheep being the silly critters they are, would often force their heads through the wire fence to graze on the few blades … Continued


So You’re Getting Kicked Out…What Next?

what to do when you get kicked out

This blog post is dedicated to all of those young guys who have been asked to leave their parent’s, or other relatives home. Although this can feel scary, maybe even devastating, it can also be a good thing. Remember, the best things in life don’t come without a struggle. Also, remember that just because your parents have asked you to leave, it doesn’t mean they don’t love you. They truly want the best for you and realize that only by … Continued


The Approach to Setting Goals

how to set and achieve goals

Most individuals are aware of and know that settings goals can be an important benchmark to chart our progress. Setting goals is an important directive to help us all achieve bigger and better things in our lives. However, many of our students voice these questions: “How do we set goals? How do we prioritize goals? Where do I start? What goals are important and which goals are not really goals?”  These are all great questions! Don’t procrastinate… lets get to it! What we … Continued


Can the Dog Whisperer Stop my Son’s Negative Behavior? Part 4

strive for excellence, not perfection

LEADERSHIP… Why it’s so important. In my last post I talked about LOVE. This week I’m going to focus on the 4th fundamental in changing your son’s negative behavior: LEADERSHIP. Leadership is the last and most essential part of curbing your son’s bad behavior. Why? Because, just like dogs, people follow leaders. The most important thing that we have to provide every day is that we are the pack leader, that we set the rules, the boundaries and the limitations, and … Continued


Can the Dog Whisperer Stop my Son’s Negative Behavior? Part 3

how to show son tough love

LOVE Last week we talked about INTEGRITY. This week we are going to focus on the 3rd fundamental in changing your son’s negative behavior: LOVE. Love is a wonderful thing when used properly at the right time, in the right place and for the right reason. When it comes to their kids love is something all parents give freely, but is it the right kind of love? You may be surprised at what you learn.   It Will Take More Than Love … Continued


Can the Dog Whisperer stop my son’s negative behavior? Part 2

be a leader not a follower

In Part 1 of this series I taught you to focus on the fundamentals…  first being Balance. In Part 2, I’m going to talk about the 2nd fundamental: Integrity. Integrity is the foundation upon which everything else is built on. Let me repeat that… “Integrity is the foundation upon which everything else is built on!” When integrity fails relationships quickly dissolve and the family begins to break apart because intergrity is the glue that keeps relationships strong and the family united. You … Continued


Can the Dog Whisperer stop my son’s negative behavior? Part 1

use dog training tactics on your children

Cesar Milan or the ‘Dog Whisperer’ has a knack for taking the very worst dogs and turning them into great dogs in a matter of minutes. But what is it about the ‘Dog Whisperer’ that makes him so special? How can one person experience so much success with such ruthless and vicious animals when others consider them unteachable, unreachable and unchangeable? More importantly, can those same techniques be used to put a stop to your son’s negative behavior? Join me … Continued


3 Ways to Help Your Son Achieve Independence: Part 4

how to help your children become independent

Last week, in Part 3 of our series “3 Ways to Help Your Son Achieve Independence” we discussed the 2nd “E” factor: Engagement. We also talked about the 3 c’s that are absolutely instrumental in keeping your son engaged. In Part 4 of this series we will talk about the 3rd “E” factor: Education. Education ranks #3 on our list and for good reason, because if you can master the first two “E” factors (Environment & Engagement) you’re already winning the war against failure … Continued


3 Ways to Help Your Son Achieve Independence: Part 3

help your children communicate

Last week, in Part 2 of our series “3 Ways to Help Your Son Achieve Independence” we discussed the 1st and most important “E” factor which is Environment. We also talked about the 3 R’s that are crucial in creating an environment of learning and growth. In Part 3 of this series we will talk more in depth about the 2nd “E” factor, Engagement. Let’s begin by defining what engagement is. Websters dictionary defines engagement as follows: emotional involvement or commitment. Right now you’re probably thinking, “But … Continued


3 Ways to Help Your Son Achieve Independence: Part 2

help you adult son become independent

Last week, in Part 1 of our series “3 Ways to Help Your Son Achieve Independence” we identified what it means to be truly independent. We also dispelled the myth that independence is merely having a job, going to school and making money. In Part 2 of this series we will talk in depth about what parents can do to help their son who might be struggling with failure to launch to achieve independence fast and the best part is… … Continued