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Month: January 2015

Pushing and Cushioning: Five Questions to Ask Yourself about Encouraging Healthy Risk-Taking in Your Kids

Pushing and Cushioning: Five Questions to Ask Yourself about Encouraging Healthy Risk-Taking in Your Kids

Of course we want our kids to be safe. But not too safe. Too safe means bubble-wrapped.  Confined.  Missing out. That’s why I’m a big fan of helping kids take risks and face circumstances and problems they’re not used to.  We want them to take chances, to “put themselves out there.”  That’s an important way they develop resilience and strength and toughness and grit. But just as we don’t our kids to be too safe, we also don’t want them…

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A Look Back: 2010

A Look Back: 2010

We’re gearing up for our 10th summer and it’s difficult to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. On the 10th of each month, we will be circling back in Lonehollow history; recapping highlights from that year and sharing trivia, pictures and video. Let’s have some fun as we remember Ten Summers of being Geared to Live! 2010 saw the completion of projects from 2009 and the addition of a few new things. The finishing touches on the Dining…

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Asset of the Month: Achievement Motivation

Asset of the Month: Achievement Motivation

The new year is here and so are the resolutions! Whatever your resolution may be—hitting the gym, making time to appreciate the little things in life, reading more, etc.—sticking with it is going to require some motivation. Do you know someone that is continually motivated in everything they do? Do you know a student that is always motivated to do their best in school? Were you always motivated to do your best in school? Research shows young people who try…

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