Brett.Ullman

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Secrets of Discipline

Years when I was a teacher Ron Morrish came in and did an in-service. It was one of the best talks on discipline I have ever heard. I would encourage you to check out this youtube video and if you like his content pick up one of his books.

  1. Secrets of Discipline: 12 Keys for Raising Responsible Children.
  2. With all Due Respect: Keys for Building Effective School Discipline.

Why you should eat dinner as a family | Family Dinners

I was at a talk the other day and a father came up to me and said “Do you want to know the most revolutionary thing about your talk today” I answered yes, yes I do. He paused and then said it was when I said that families should eat together as much as they can. He said that his family 3 teenagers NEVER eat together except on holidays. He said they put out like a Buffett style dinner. Everyone comes through grabs their food and then disperses all over the house and him and his wife watches TV while eating.
So here is the most common sense video… eat dinner together as much as you can.

The Power of Moments: transitions, milestones, and pits

I love this quote from the book “The Power of Moments’ by Chip and Dan Heath.

“Transitions should be marked, milestones commemorated, and pits filled. That’s the essence of thinking in moments. To be clear, not all defining moments fit into these three categories. Many defining moments could happen anytime.”

It is the idea that big days are big deals. So how are you marking these moments in your home with your family?

So what do you do with these things? Anything you want. Maybe dinner out, a special meal at home, a family hike, go to the movies, a unique dessert or coffee shop etc. The idea is simply that you are just celebrating or acknowledge that something is going on.
Don’t miss these moments in the lives of your kids. Love to hear how you celebrate these moments.