Storytelling provides an excellent opportunity to reinforce good personal habits and to impart values and morals to children. Both my children have long enjoyed the study of martial arts. When one of my sons complained, though, that he didn’t feel up to martial arts practice the next day, we created this story to remind him about the purpose and benefits of learning self-defense. Download The Real Karate Kid. Read More »
When it comes to parenting, sometimes less can be more. The same holds true for the holidays. We all talk about making the holidays simpler and more family-oriented, but then we always get hung up on what to buy the kids or where to take them. In the end, we spend too much time on shopping, entertaining, and shuttling around and too little time with the family. But is there an alternative? Read More »
Author’s Note: As this story suggests, it’s easy to complain about life, but harder to appreciate just how fortunate we really are.
Jimmy was ten years old. He was a good boy, but one morning he got out of bed in a really grumpy mood.
“I’m the unluckiest kid alive. Nothing good ever happens to me.” Read More »