Parenting: The Power of Kindness

If our job as parents is to give my child “Life 101” lessons, helping them to adulthood, it becomes critical to define that state as clearly as possible. I want more: what I call “awakened adulthood” — not “merely” in control of your actions and emotions, taking responsibility for your actions and decisions, but constantly asking the “who am I?” and “what is true?” questions that lead us to extraordinary lives.

So the task is to find the smallest number of instructions that lead there. I’ve chosen five of these maps for my children to focus on, and the first of them is the…

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Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.

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Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.