How Can I Get Closer to My Parents?
In the family legacy process, I sometimes have kids come to me and ask, “How can I get closer to my parents?” …
When A Parent’s Hardest Task Is To ‘Not Do’
“When it comes to your children, the hardest thing is to not do.” –David Green. What does it mean to “not do?”…
Remember, It Was Their First Time
I am often invited to step into family generational transitions. Inevitably, I encounter some feelings of discontent about the failings of the…
Alone While Together: The Slow Drift of Apathy
He lost his family. No, they didn’t die. There was no airplane crash, divorce, affair, or breakdown. But it was as serious….
What’s A Parent’s Most Important Job?
Have you ever listed out a parent’s fundamental responsibilities? It’s not just making sure the kids gets fed and clothed.
Living with Death, Grief and Hope
How do you deal with the death of a child? With such deep grief?
A Legacy of Narcissistic Kids?
Research shows narcissistic tendencies are on the rise, and parents need to consider how they’re training their children.
91 Years and Counting—the Enduring Legacy of a Generous Life
My mom turned 91 this year. But age alone is not the indicator of a great legacy. It’s living a generous life….
Are You Teaching Your Kids to Be Generous?
When my wife and I started our family, I realized that amassing money and expensive things was my version of “hoarding.” And…
A Message to Me at 20 Years Old
I was talking to my nearly 40 year old friend. I knew some of her story. Some of her teen years and…
Stop Overspending and Start Raising Happier Kids
Brett Graff is an economist and author. She’s also the author of Not Buying It: Stop Overspending and Start Raising Happier, Healthier,…
The Hard Days of Parenting
The strains of Vanessa Carlton’s 1,000 miles song filtered through the airport. Of course, I’d have never known it was Vanessa Carlton…