In 1992 Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson gave incredible performances in the riveting movie, A Few Good Men. In their memorable exchange, Nicholson’s character Col. Nathan Jessup barked out a line so profound that it made it into the AFI’s list of the 100 best movie quotes:
In fact, I’m getting early copies in two weeks, so I’ll be personally signing every single book you pre-order!
I’ve gotta confess: this book was such a fun project! It’s a combination of research and hands-on parenting experiences revealing the most effective venues and connection points that actually work for today’s parents who want to connect with their “over-connected” kids. It’s packed with practical stuff parents and caring adult mentors can use to engage in meaningful conversations!
Last week my brother Thom (pastor, dad, Star Wars nerd…) emailed me asking for ideas for his 10-year-old son Aidan’s Vice Presidential campaign at school. My brother is amazingly creative (many of you know him from his insightful Biblical discussions on the most recent seasons of The Gospel According to The Walking Dead blog… subscribe to those HERE), and sure enough, these presidential campaign ideas were hilarious!
There’s been a lot of buzz about gender identity recently, and young people are taking note. The question is… what are they resolving as true?
I stumbled on two very helpful resources in the past few weeks that provide really good information and provoke meaningful conversation. One is a video that simply makes you stop and think logically for a moment. The other is an extremely insightful statement to educators and legislators published by The American College of Pediatricians that looks at gender ideology medically and scientifically.
“Here’s something I would definitely do differently…”
NOTE: Some great comments in this blog post. Clearly one of those posts where the true treasure is in the comments.
This question is for parents or grandparents who’ve been at it for a while (you’ve got kids tweens or older). Here’s the question:
If you could go back and change one thing about your parenting… what would you do differently?
I’m writing a parenting book about the 7 vital changes I’d make parenting if I had a do over. Let’s face it. Hindsight is often 20/20. I’m packing the book with wisdom and insight from numerous parents and grandparents who also look back introspectively and think, “Here’s something I would definitely do differently.”
...I'm a husband, father, writer, and speaker who loves encouraging and equipping adults to make a lasting impact in the lives of young people. I've been married over 20 years and have three teenagers of my own.