Kids need to crash their bikes to learn how to ride.
- Here’s what I’m giving my nieces for Christmas
- The 1/4″ drill bit, Bali, cocktails on the beach, love, pride, and Spark
- Is your goal to have fun or win an award?
- I recorded an 11-second video 4 years ago that’s the foundation of my next book.
- Don’t wait 12 years. Please.
- It’s not only for you and your kids but your grandkids … and beyond.
- Is there anything possibly worse than not starting the project?
- Oops. That’s what I forgot: a story.
- The One Recipe Cookbook (and how to finish a project together with your kids)
- Best books for doing activities with your kids, creating family memories, and building relationships between parents and children
- Spark: It’s about creating something from nothing. Let’s create a subtitle, shall we?
- People like us do things like this
- Why Spark? Why me? Why you? Why now?
- What if I’d like to be one of the people like you who do things like that?
- Permission to … change my book title?
- Write a book with your kids? 43 elements for success. 42 are optional.
- It seems like backwards math, but by creating, we are actually “getting” more than we are “giving.”
- The Widow and the Orphan
- Spark Love: About that 1 mandatory element of the 43…
- Recipe for Love
- Kids need to crash their bikes to learn how to ride.
- Spark at “#1 New Release in Parent Participation in Education”
- Spark has hit #1 in Parenting in Free Books
- Spark Campfire
- When you document it, it becomes more real
- It takes as long as the time allotted
- I don’t want to navigate negativity.
There’s no instruction manual for bike riding for kids.
Here’s a screenshot of my recent interaction on WhatsApp with my 12-year-old son:
- I can’t find my bike key
Note the time stamp on the texts:
- 4:29 PM
- 4:29 PM
- 4:34 PM
In other words, he fixed his own world in 5 minutes.
I should add that he called my wife (but she forgot her phone at the house so it rang and rang). Then he called me and I asked him where he might have lost it to which he replied, “If I knew that, I wouldn’t be looking for it.” and sure, he’s right. But what else am I supposed to say?
We’re also in temporary housing right now and I have no idea in the world where an extra key to his bike might be.
He said he would look for his key, pouted, then hung up.
Then he solved his earth-shattering crisis.
All on his own.
Just like that.
This is an excerpt from “Spark: How to write a book with your kids–and why you should” due out…any day now.
At first I found this image for this post, which I rather liked, but the screenshot of the actual text won out.