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    A Horse Video Reveals How To Motivate Kids

    This article was originally published in the Huffington Post. Why do American students lack so much motivation? “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink,” reflects the teacher’s primary concern when motivating a student. Consider this short video. VIRAL VIDEO: This horse doesn’t really understand how water works, until he [More...]

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    The Letter Your Teenager Can’t Write You

    By Guest Author Gretchen Schmelzer, originally published on emotionalgeographic.com Dear Parent: This is the letter that I wish I could write. This fight we are in right now. I need it. I need this fight. I can’t tell you this because I don’t have the language for it and it wouldn’t make sense anyway. But I [More...]

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    The Road to Character by David Brooks

    Note: this article was originally published in Malcolm’s Blog. Hyde is a community of people who serve as stewards of five words (Courage, Integrity, Leadership, Curiosity, and Concern) and five principles (Destiny, Humility, Conscience, Truth, and Brother’s Keeper). If you are one such person, read David Brooks’ new book The Road to Character. Brooks had [More...]

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    Attitude

    At Hyde, attitude is pretty much everything. This piece on attitude by Charles Swindoll can be commonly seen and heard around our campuses: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than [More...]

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    Moms Roundtable: Teen Lying & Stealing

      In this Moms Roundtable, myself and fellow parenting coaches Claire Grant and Mary Moore discuss how to deal with the uncomfortable situation of learning that your teen is stealing and lying. Among the three of us, we have raised ten children and helped thousands of parents of teens in our professional lives as members [More...]

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    The Good Parenting Checklist

    Recently we had a parent ask, “Am I doing a good job in raising this young man, and what can I do better?” Today we wanted to share a basic checklist of things by which to evaluate and answer this question. Our process, “Parenting: The Biggest Job,” is named so because we want parents to [More...]

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