Archive for the ‘parenting’ Category

Kai: My Son’s 1st Boxing Video

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Kai Sonnon takes on his much more seasoned (but still good looking) father in a round of fisticuffs... because the Son got scolded but Dad was wrong, so now... is payback time. I try to not teach my kids martial arts believe it or not. We only play. We've been playing ...

What’s Your Total Physical Response; and your Kids?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

My mother helped me seek out many alternative educational approaches as a child. But due to my rampant forms of dyslexia, I found great difficulty in comprehending language, understanding concepts and internalizing ideas. So often did I have that glazed over look in the classroom that my teachers nicknamed me ...

The 11 Essential Skills to Teach Your Children

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

As my children continue to sprout, I find myself focused on sharing with them the essential skills which I believe a self-sufficient adult should master. These are low-tech, perennial disciplines which I intend to offer my family. Read through these, and let me know what your essential self-sufficiency skills are. ...

“It Will Never Get Any Easier.”

Monday, September 8th, 2008

As a coach for decades, I have over-heard trainers advising people, "don't worry, it'll get easier." I believe that this lie ultimately does not serve you, which is why some of my students misunderstand my coaching as "tough love." I've found being a parent to be the most difficult and most ...

Releasing Emotional Toxicity

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Guilt is learned. We are not burdened broken or ill by nature. Guilt is a legacy, hazed unknowingly by our predecessors generation after generation. Early in life, most people are their most impressionable. The reason is that the amygdala, and its emotional imprinting develops prior to the 'higher' functions of ...

The Shadow of your Genius

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

As a child, branded dyslexic and hyperkinetic (attention deficit disorder was only 1st termed in 1980), I faced incredible negative stigma as to my potential. It seemed just from the "diagnosis" everyone just gave up on me, as if I was no longer capable of aspiring to the heights of ...