Avoiding the Helpfulness Trap: Why Parents Shouldn’t Help Their Kids Too Much « The Talent Code. One of the hardest things about parenting is avoiding the Helpfulness Trap: the temptingly wrong idea that parents should assist their kids through their struggles: i.e. speedily intervening when they show frustration, smoothing over rough patches. While there’s lots […]

Below is an interview with the author of the book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character, Paul Tough. The book is fantastic and I think the interview is enlightening. Just to throw in my own story of grit and perseverance and how that matters more than grades or what college […]

I can hear the drums banging again, it sounds like it is time to have another discussion about what we teach our kids and what type of character we are developing. The thing that “inspired” me to write this is that I was recently contacted by a former athlete of mine. She sent me one […]

This is a reprint of an article in the NYTimes. I have long questioned the usefulness and safety of these drinks and it looks like other people are beginning too also. Hopefully, the FDA will begin looking into these claims and it will be the beginning of the end for these drinks. Energy Drinks Promise […]

Okay, sit down and buckle up. This is going to be a long one. If you don’t have the time or energy for this, but want to get to the heart of it, I recommend following Michael Pollan’s simplified guidelines: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. For all intents and purposes, nutrition is the […]

“Okay. Time circuits on. Flux capacitor, fluxing. Engine running. All right”-Marty Mcfly   After a long 4 month break, let’s get back to work.

Aimme Mullins was born without shin bones. She has been a Division I athlete, an actress and a model, and worked at the Pentagon. In this speech, she talks about her journey. The message I get from this is: she was able to achieve all of these accomplishments because even if someone said it to […]