Learning to Be Still

Please check out “So Here’s the Thing” with Kathi Lipp, her podcast which offers parents hope, humor and how to’s.  I was thrilled to be a part of her podcast this week, which features Erin’s and my book Free to Parent.  You can hear the...

Improving Memory

I recently wrote about a new cognitive condition being reported on called digital dementia that is affecting some even in their early teens and twenties.  This condition – a result of the overuse of digital technology –  leads to unbalanced brain...

Digital Dementia

  Our kids are surrounded by so much technology. Media. Each day I hear of some new social media form by which they connect to others.  It’s impossible to keep up.  How then can we guide our children to use digital technology beneficially but also avoid the...

Controlling our Minds

America’s colleges and universities may be the best in the world but our nation’s students are not faring so well in the process. Economist Mark Schneider recently referred to colleges with significant dropout rates as “failure factories” and he sadly considers them...

The Lure of Distraction

I am in Clatskanie, Oregon, visiting my mom and autistic 45 year old brother. It is my dad however, who passed away shortly before we moved to Texas, that I am reminded of today. Dad led an active, fulfilling life in this small secluded town nestled in the Cascade...