Week 1, Day 4

Week 1 Theme: Key Life Lessons Day 4 Point: Pass the Salt A common mistake parents make is when they pass the salt. I often see this scene: A child asks an aunt or uncle to pass the salt, and the parent immediately reminds the child, “How do you ask?!”  The child forgot to say “please.”  […]

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Week 1, Day 3

Week 1 Theme: Key Life Lessons Day 3 Point: The Parent Trap We all feel good after a cranky baby is soothed to sleep with a small smile on his or her face, either because they needed changing, a bottle, nursing, or just to be held. This leads, inevitably, to what I call “The parent trap.” […]

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Week 1, Day 7 Speech

Steve Jobs Commencement Address at Stanford University on June 12, 2005 Text of the commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005, at Stanford University. “I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the […]

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Week 1, Day 2

Week 1 Theme: Key Life Lessons Day 2 Point: Mistakes One of the most meaningful gifts you can give your children is an appreciation of the worst mistake they can possibly make. When we understand and live with that, everything else is manageable. Action Point: Start a family discussion on the question: “What is the worst […]

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