In the “battle” or the “test” (life) you must be in the moment. You cannot concern yourself with anything but what is happening right now. We tease the kids at Warrior Camp that when someone is swinging a sword at you, what you are going to do later really doesn’t matter. It becomes about what you do now to create your later. So, to inspire you back to the present moment, I offer these questions:Read the rest of this entry »
Permanent link to this article: http://www.firemountainprograms.com/living-in-this-moment
Many parents call and ask about our Warrior Camp. Warrior camp is about showing kids how to live fully in the moment, live with courage and compassion. In the video below Aaron talks about what it means to be a warrior. In the background you will see some of the activities that the kids participate in during our Warrior Camp. Warrior Camp is about helping kids find the inner strength to meet the challenges they will face in life with courage and equanimity. Read the rest of this entry »
Permanent link to this article: http://www.firemountainprograms.com/what-is-warrior-camp
Aaron Huey and relationship expert Dr. Patrick Wanis discuss a disturbing trend that continues to plague American boys. Is it the source of violence, promiscuous sex, and the upswing in drugs and alcohol use?
Listen to the “no-holds-barred” conversation here:
Can we actually avoid this ever happening again? Will changing gun laws change anything? Where have we failed our children, our communities and each other?
What could we do?
I was interviewed on Freedomizer Radio with hosts Proof Negative and Valerie Sargent Martin, originally about being on extreme couponing, but of course the topic turned to current events and tragedies.
I begin about a half hour in. Thanks for listening!
Parents call my office everyday asking for support, advice, and help with their teens. In this video series, I answer tough questions from parents about raising teens. Watch the video to hear about a popular lie your teen may (or may have already) tried on you.
What does your teen, niece, grandson do for fun? What are her dreams, passions and interests. So many kids today either don’t know or don’t remember what they love to do outside of school.
Given the budget cuts for art, gym and music nationwide, parent and supporting adults’ involvement in discovering and supporting a child’s passions is critical. Want your kid to be passionate? Do these 3 things:
Find your passions, talk about them and do them- be a role model
Require, yes require your child to involve him or herself in at least one activity outside of school.
Notice and describe one thing your kids has done well each day. By describe I mean the following: “Hey hon, I noticed you practiced your dance routine for a long time today. You seem really dedicated these days.” This will land better than, “You’re such an amazing dancer.” (And you might even get a conversation going.)
A recent Australian study finds that early Marijuana use (starting at 13) may actually rob your child of some of his or her intelligence. Some teens lost as many as 8 IQ points. What does 8 points actually mean and can kids recover those points? Read the article below…
Marijuana is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But smoke too many joints too soon, and you might lose IQ points: A new study suggests extensive marijuana use starting as a teenager could lead to cognitive decline.
In a study of 1,037 New Zealanders followed from birth to age 38, people who began using marijuana as adolescents and used it extensively for years saw their IQs drop by about eight points. What’s more, among adolescent-onset users, quitting the drug did not reverse the mental deficits.
Is driving while under the influence of Marijuana dangerous? Colorado is trying to decide. Check out the article in the Denver Post which highlights opinions on both sides and what Colorado is doing about it.
“The privilege of smoking marijuana should stop at the vehicle door,” said the bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Steve King, of Grand Junction.