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Want to Raise Brave Girls? This TED Talk Says Encourage More of This | Inc.com

As a father of two daughters myself, I get it. It's hard to not want to protect them at every twist and turn of life. But often, when we're protecting them, we're actually holding them back from being truly remarkable.<p>So what should we encourage in our daughters to ensure they'll be …

TED Talks

How to download apps to your iPad purchased by someone else in your iCloud Family Sharing plan

When Apple introduced iCloud Family Sharing with iOS 8 they finally provided us with a method to monitor purchases made with our Apple ID from other devices _before_ they are actually purchased. These “other” devices were typically used by our children. With Family Sharing we can manipulate …

Promises, Promises

As a general rule, I'm not one for big New Year's resolutions. I dislike the pressure involved in reinventing myself between December 31st and January 1st and every time I've tried, I've either forgotten what I've promised to do or given up within days. Regardless of the outcome, I end up feeling …

Open Letter to My Daughters for the Holiday Season and the End of the Year (2013)

My Little Dreambugs,<p>Kallista you are 6, and Athena you are 7, and you are both far from <i>little</i> anymore.<p>Yet I can feel each year your slow-but-palpable transition from creatures who wonder at everything in the world as if it were a mystery, into young people who are shaped and ordered and pressed by …

I Got My Child to Sleep In His Own Bed

One morning when Evan was 18 months, he jumped out of his crib, so we knew he was too big for it. We bought him a car-shaped toddler bed, hoping the …