Is Raising Good Decision Makers Parents’ Greatest Challenge?

January 15th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Good decision making is one of the most powerful skills your children need to learn as they progress through childhood and transition into adulthood. But I promise you, it is not a skill that will develop readily on its own, particularly in the digital world in which they are growing up. […]


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Is Technology Creating a Generation of Bad Decision Makers?

January 7th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Decision making is another aspect of children’s thinking that seems to be suffering as a result of the latest technology. This poor decision making is illustrated by events over the last few years involving young people making egregiously bad decisions that involve technology (not to mention the frequent examples occurring in […]


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Is Your Family’s Relationship with Technology Healthy?

September 18th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor How involved in technology your children are is only half of the equation in its impact on them. The other half, of course, is the degree to which you are savvy in both your understanding and use of technology. The research indicating that children spend, on average, more than 7.5 hours […]


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Should You Take a Leap of Faith?

June 5th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor I’ve been on a bit of a self-help kick in my writing lately. And given the strong response from my last post about regret, I figured I would continue my personal-growth jones and write about another topic that might be of interest to readers. Living the life you want often means […]


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Parenting: Have Consequences with “Bite”

January 12th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor Establishing reasonable expectations for your children in all aspects of their lives, including school, home, and family, is essential for raising children who are responsible, respectful, successful, and happy. But expectations without consequences are like a dog with a loud bark, but no bite; scary at first, but ultimately harmless. Consequences […]


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