Click here to read Dr. Dave Wenzel’s parenting column published in the Pamplin Media Group Newspapers regarding children, encouragement and praise.
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As individuals and professionals (and those who are also parents) we struggle in our use of technology. What was promised to simplify our lives often ends up demanding our attention. Below are links to help you consider how to use … Continue reading
Recently I came across a instructive and moving story about a high school physics teacher, Jeffery Wright. One of his former students put the film together in an attempt to describe the man, his teaching style, but more importantly his … Continue reading
40 years ago researchers conducted a simple but brilliant test on children for self control and delayed gratification. A demonstration of the test can be seen here. A Time magazine summary of the implications of the marshmellow test. Essentially researchers … Continue reading
Click here to open a new window and read Dr. Wenzel’s latest parenting column in the Sandy Post
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I saw one the day after Thanksgiving that I have not been able to get out of my head. It is of a young man, maybe 20 (give or take … Continue reading
Unless you studiously and compulsively avoid national news you know that cycling hero and cancer awareness advocate Lance Armstrong cheated. Before I get to the implications for parenting (and you may be wondering what on earth Lance’s doping has to … Continue reading
Last night Hollis and I viewed the movie “Hope Springs”, a romantic comedy featuring Tommy Lee Jones as “Arnold” and Meryl Streep as “Kay.” The movie depicts a outwardly stable marriage of 31 years, a wife longing for more intimacy, … Continue reading
Over the next two weeks Dave Wenzel will be presenting at Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring Oregon. The topic will be trying to facilitate developing kids into adults. Our culture tends to emphasize parents making sure their kids have … Continue reading