Let’s face it. Most of us grew up in a hierarchical family. Parents were the rulers of the household, and kids were expected to follow as loyal subjects. If we made our families’ operating principles explicit from the perspective of the child, they might read: Do as you are told. Do not talk back to your parents. Do not question your parent’s authority. They know best and do not appreciate explaining their reasoning. Simply trust that they know best. When rules are estab
These are the top 10 lessons I’ve learned as a father and a leadership coach about raising collaboratively minded children. They were culled from a much longer list which is linked below for readers hungry for more. As you read, keep in mind that what works for one parent or family may not for another. Things will not always go smoothly, no matter how wise or well-tested your approach. Fortunately, children are resilient. They muddle through despite more than a few “mistakes.