The Character Movement

THE YOUTH FRONTIERS BLOG

What kind of person do you want to be?

By Joe Cavanaugh, Founder & CEO

We’ll be ringing in the new year in just a couple days and I’ve heard countless people talking about making New Year’s resolutions. I get it – it’s a natural time to reflect on your life and set goals for the future. But according to Forbes Magazine, just eight percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s goals. To avoid being in the eight percent group, we have a “less-annual” approach for goal-setting in our home.READ MORE

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My Daughter, My Teacher

This blog post was written by Jane Leyden Cavanaugh, School Relations Representative and Joe Cavanaugh’s wife.

When my daughter Tess was born eight years ago, my world predictably shifted. No matter who you are, having a child will change your life and teach you so much about your own strengths and weaknesses.READ MORE

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Top Wintertime Movies for Family Movie Night

Too often, my week is hectic — running around from here to there. By Friday night, I want and need to be home with Jane and Tess. We have created “Friday movie night” where we make popcorn, sit on the couch and watch a movie together. It’s one of the highlights of my week.

Here in the Midwest, December means cold, dark and snow. Although many of us like to embrace the cold with outdoor activities like ice fishing and skiing, winter is also the perfect time to have your own family movie night. Make some popcorn, grab a blanket and gather on the couch for one of these family-friendly winter flicks compiled and recommended by moms and dads from Youth Frontiers: READ MORE

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Blah, Blah, Blah

Sometimes I overestimate both the importance of what I have to say and the hunger of my audience. This especially happens with my daughter, Tess. When Tess asks me a simple questions like, “Why is the sky blue?”, I’ll give her a needlessly long and complicated answer. So when she asks me a more complicated question like, “Where do babies come from?”, I’m ready to give her a treatise on the meaning of life.READ MORE

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