Tag: sense of purpose

My Dad’s Support in Finding a Sense of Purpose + Upcoming NBC Chat on Purpose

You might just call me a “poster child” for the topic of parents helping kids find their sense of purpose. My deeply loved but certainly nontraditional career path is a direct result of my parents’ investment in my sense of purpose. And their support of my development occurred at a time coming of age in …

On NBC Parent Toolkit… Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day: Conversation Starters

Help Your Children Begin to Understand the Important Roles of Work in Your Family’s Life What a delight to work with the NBC Parent Toolkit team on putting together an article and resources for today’s “Take Your Child to Work Day.” Although today marks the nationally-recognized day, any day that makes sense for you and …

How To Talk To Teens About Their Purpose In Life

By Guest Writer, Dr. Kendall Cotton Bronk; Associate Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University “Not to brag, but I can make my teen crabby just by saying hello.” As the parent of a pre-teen, I can relate. And judging from the sixty-three comments attached to this Facebook meme a friend posted, so too can a …

Quiet Winter Reflection

After the hub-bub of the holidays, I find myself craving quiet, the central gift of wintertime. Much of the natural world is in hibernation and the snow muffles the sounds of the city holding them at bay. As I put away holiday decorations and purge old items that can find a better home elsewhere rather …

In Search of Purpose

New Opportunities to Help Our Teens Find Meaning Though the answer to the question, “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” continues to change – and precisely because the answer changes – we ask it throughout childhood. My four-year-old declared he wanted to be Darth Vader. My seven-year-old knew he wanted to …

On the New Parent Toolkit — Helping Your Young Adult Find Her Purpose

There’s Important Work to Be Done… Simply read the news and it becomes obvious — there’s a tremendous amount of work to be done to create a better world. Opportunities to contribute abound. So we, as parents, can not only bring our own energies and talents to solve our problems but we can also learn …