DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #6

Dear Granddaddy, how do we get our kids to do better in school? Patrice C. a concerned parent VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APxZPUhvUEY Wow! That’s a question that could require volumes of work to answer. However, since you didn’t ask me how to make our children perfect, but only better, I think I might have some […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #5

Dear Granddaddy, how do I become successful? Chris B. – an eager to succeed teen. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9nWp1MHO88 Smile more! Yup. Look adults in the eye and smile more at them. Say, “Hi” more often to them. Stop trying to fly under the radar in the adult world. Pausing a moment to take an […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #4

Dear Granddaddy, what do today’s teens need more than anything else? Denise G. – Parent and Radio Personality VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukY8JVb4Etg Denise, there is no easy answer to your question. There is, however, an answer that makes sense. I believe, as so do many of my colleagues who are in the business of teen […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #3

Dear Granddaddy, why are my parents and teachers always on my A**? Jorge – a really frustrated teen VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1byJiSpK9g&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=3 Hey, Jorge, I’m feeling your frustration, buddy. As a teen I felt like that, too. Heck, I still feel that way as an adult sometimes. Believe it or not, I still have parents […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #2

Dear Granddaddy, what has happened to our youth these days? Bobby S. concerned educator   VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mFExw-mP8o&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=2 I’m sure most of us adults sometimes wonder if the world has changed too much, and if our youth have strayed too far from where we were as young ones, right? You want to know something funny, […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #1

Dear Granddaddy, what makes you qualified to write a teen leadership advice column? Mike B. Parent   VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PuI5O6C7_o&t=5s             Well, first of all, let me start by saying that I believe every one of us has something good to say. Every adult can offer good advice to someone. Trust me when I […]

We Get to Pick Our Goals!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! According to Sheena Iyengar, author of, The Art of Choosing, we Americans have a lot of autonomy in choosing how we want to live our lives. Having the freedom and ability to pick our own goals tends to lead to more independence and happiness. Hey, what can I say?  Most […]

Striving to Be Better Will Make Us Happier!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.” Her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) the 32nd President of the United States of America said, “Above all try something.” So, what do these quotes, or words of wisdom, from one of America’s most famous […]

Ah… You’ve Been Paying Attention!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog How often do we listen but not really listen? How often do we see, but not really see? Can you remember ever forgetting someone’s name right after you had just met them? Has anybody ever asked you what a friend of yours was wearing and you couldn’t remember? Have you […]

Grit by Dr. Angela Duckworth

Borrow this book if you have to! Borrow the information inside of the book if you are smart! And make it yours if you are wise!   Angela Duckworth has just written a great book called, Grit. In her book she talks about what grit is and how we can grow it from the inside […]