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The key idea of agile is that teams essentially manage themselves. ... It works in software, and it turns out that it works with kids.
After a while, a surprising theme emerged. The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: Develop a strong family narrative.
Our instinct as parents is to order our kids around — it's easier, and frankly, we're usually right. [But] reverse the waterfall as much as possible. Enlist the children in their own upbringing.
Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause.
It's like they say in the Internet world — if you're doing the same thing today you were doing six months ago, you're doing the wrong thing. Parents can learn a lot from that.
Tired of nagging your kids to hurry up, get dressed, drink their milk and brush their teeth? Here's a radical idea: Don't.
Everybody has heard that family dinner is great for kids. But unfortunately, it doesn't work in many of our lives.
I'm a fifth generation Jew from the South, and I would say that I felt this connection to my religion, but it wasn't a spiritual connection.
Here's a confession: I hate parenting books. I hate the ones that are earnest and repetitive.
But humans disappoint. Adam, in tasting the fruit, indicates that he prefers Eve to God, so God banishes them.
I set out to write an anti-parenting parenting book.
Knowing more about family history is the single biggest predictor of a child's emotional well-being. Grandparents can play a special role in this process, too.
Superman's original name was Kal-El, or Swift God. His father's name was Jor-El. Superman was clearly drawn as a modern-day god.
One question hovers over all of us who choose to spend our lives writing: why keep doing this in a world where so many forces are aligned against us?
I'd say my best memory was climbing Mt. Fuji, and the worst memory was... trying to fit my feet into the free giveaway slippers at Japanese schools.
There's a reason the Exodus story has inspired so many Americans. It's a narrative of hope.
The way to tell a really big story, I think, is to tell a really small story.
The bottom line: If you want a happier family, bring those skeletons out of the closet.
The most successful families embrace and elevate their family history, particularly their failures, setbacks and other missteps.
May your first word be adventure and last word love.
I had always believed that I left a bit of me wherever I went. I also believed that I took a bit of every place with me.
Even Superman's name reflects his creators' biblical knowledge.
Fathers can find great inspiration in faith.
The biggest idea that I have learned - I basically went in to write a book about Adam and Eve, ended up writing a book about love. And what did I learn? Love is a story you tell with another person.
Moses became Americas true founding father because he evangelized action; he justified risk. He gave ordinary people the courage to live with uncertainty.
I was so naive about writing, I went to the public library and checked out the only volume they had on the topic - an academic treatise about publishing from the WWII era.
Children who plan their own goals, set weekly schedules, evaluate their own work build up their frontal cortex and take more control over their lives.
After college, I wanted to learned about myself as an American, so I left the United States and went to Japan.
Americans know more about religion than almost any other topic.
Don't forget, God uses words to create the world. Words! Words are only hope.
Every writer dreams of writing a book that will touch people.
Religion is increasingly a woman's domain in America.
Moses is our true founding father.
You don't need a grand plan, you don't need to go back to the ancestors and rewrite the rules. You just need to take small steps and accumulate small wins.
You may be frustrated with religion, but don't take that out on God.
There is profundity to explore, but also laundry to do.
The higher the joy is not the light, it's the reflection. The greater pleasure is not climbing up; it's handing down
Moses became America's true founding father because he evangelized action he justified risk. He gave ordinary people the courage to live with uncertainty.