How to Make Your Own Homeschooling Board Game

One of the major reasons we decided to homeschool our kids was to preserve their love of learning. We want our kids to be self-directed learners, learning about the things they are passionate about.  That being said, there are certain things we really want our kids to know. Things that their passions may not lead […]

How We Do Weekly Family Meetings

You might think meetings are for work, but your family is the most important organization and YOU are the CEO. This is why I think of the weekly meeting as the most important parenting habit. In this article, I want to give you an inside look at how we conduct our family meetings. Why the […]

How We Teach Our Kids Life Skills Using 150+ Badges

Did school prepare you to succeed in the real world? I think most of us would answer with a resounding no. When we decided to homeschool our kids, we thought long and hard about the kind of adults we want our kids to become. I quickly realized that memorizing random facts about science or American history […]

Which Culture is Best for Your Family: Individualistic or Collectivistic?

Psychology textbooks will tell you that there are two types of cultures: Individualistic and collectivistic cultures. American culture is often criticized for being too individualistic: “You’re so selfish! All you care about is me, me, me!” And Asian cultures are often criticized for being too collectivistic: “Your parents moved with you to college? Talk about […]

Lovingly Discipline Your Kids with These 9 Parenting Tools

When I first became a dad, I was overflowing with enthusiasm (and a good amount of ignorance). I thought that my love would be more than enough to succeed as a father. Afterall, “love is all you need,” right? THE MORE PARENTING TOOLS, THE BETTERI quickly discovered that love by itself often failed to provide […]

How to Develop Unconditional Love: A Scientific Approach

“I’ll always love you.” It’s a powerful phrase. It’s a promise found in most wedding vows, and most parents will say it to their children. But, what does it mean to always love someone? What would it look like to truly love someone unconditionally? Is it even possible? I believe it is. And I believe […]

How to Build a Strong Family Culture: A Step-by-Step Guide

Ever wonder why biker gang members ride in packs, all sporting the same sleeveless leather jackets, riding the same brand of bike, and wearing the same "helmet" (aka their super cool hairdos)? These similarities represent biker gang culture. Their strong culture acts like social super glue, bonding group members together while encouraging similar (1) values, […]