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Learn better, teach better

What should you teach your kids? And yourself?

How do you get them—and you—ready for their future?

Learn what the science says. Along with tips, tricks, and lessons from our experience.

Teaching | Learning | Growing | Improving | Failing | Trying again

No, dads do not have their shit together 1024 768 Looking out Loud

No, dads do not have their shit together

We’re works in progress. We sometimes crash. But we keep trying. Because that’s what real dads do.

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Drive the moment you’re in 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Drive the moment you’re in

A mountaintop snowstorm left us lost and scared. Solution? Keep going, one meter at a time.

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Am I raising imposters? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Am I raising imposters?

Beware of that over-praise x criticism combo. And be kind to yourself.

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You f— up again. Congratulations! 1024 768 Looking out Loud

You f— up again. Congratulations!

Every time you notice you’ve reacted poorly, you take a step forward.

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My 5 indispensable daily dad routines 1024 768 Looking out Loud

My 5 indispensable daily dad routines

I’m not a very routine person. But these small daily habits add up to big changes over time.

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Don’t be that dad at the ball game 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Don’t be that dad at the ball game

Be there with your kids, but don’t live through them.

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What should we teach our children? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

What should we teach our children?

The future is a great big question mark. Let’s train for that.

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When your kid is being a true pain in butt

The issue was his. But his dad discovered that he has room to improve too.

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Are your pancakes always round? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Are your pancakes always round?

Psst: it’s not the only way to do it.

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Mistakes welcome here: just pick them up 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Mistakes welcome here: just pick them up

This is such an important mindset to build into your children.

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Ask: What do you need from me that I’m not doing? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

Ask: What do you need from me that I’m not doing?

When was the last time you asked your partner what you can do better for them?

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We’re (already/only) halfway done 1024 768 Looking out Loud

We’re (already/only) halfway done

A single word can flip your entire perspective. Got chocolate milk?

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A non-routine event deserves a non-routine treat 1024 768 Looking out Loud

A non-routine event deserves a non-routine treat

A vaccine hangover prompts a twist of the typical rules.

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“A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you.” 1920 1080 Looking out Loud

“A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you.”

This is half correct. Plus 10 ways to show your love.

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My wife and I had the talk, again 1024 768 Looking out Loud

My wife and I had the talk, again

Are we over parenting? Are we pushing them enough? Who knows. But keep asking.

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This will help you learn better 1024 645 Looking out Loud

This will help you learn better

Do you know what you think you know? Here’s how to make new knowledge stick.

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4 words to manipulate your kids 1024 768 Looking out Loud

4 words to manipulate your kids

This isn’t science. But it does make transitions easier.

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What makes a good teacher? 1024 768 Looking out Loud

What makes a good teacher?

Hint: It starts with getting their attention.

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My child doesn’t want my help with homework 1024 768 Looking out Loud

My child doesn’t want my help with homework

Here’s why it hurts so bad.

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No idling, children breathing

Always running? Take time to idle when you need to.

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Don’t tell your kids they’re smart: nurture a growth mindset [book quotes] 1280 853 Looking out Loud

Don’t tell your kids they’re smart: nurture a growth mindset [book quotes]

How do you raise kids to be smart and successful? To help, here are over 40 quotes and practical suggestions from Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset.

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Creativity is now as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”
— Sir Ken Robinson