Getting On Board With Your Children’s Interests

Getting On Board With Your Children’s Interests

Research shows that children rarely find their sense of purpose in things they were told to do by their parents. Instead, purposeful kids attribute their sense of meaning to the menu of options they were exposed to throughout their childhood and their ability to...

Welcome to Mastery Month at the Umbrella Project!

Welcome to Mastery Month at the Umbrella Project!

Welcome to June and Mastery month and the Umbrella Project! Mastery is our ability to work towards excelling at something - our craft, our relationships, our jobs and many others. The early stages of mastery require many of our Umbrella Skills to push through the...

Self-efficacy is foundational to integrity

Self-efficacy is foundational to integrity

The Umbrella Skills work best together! One of the skills that’s foundational for integrity is self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is our belief in ourselves, that we can accomplish our goals or the tasks that we’ve set out to do. If your child does not strongly believe in...

Real integrity is doing the right thing

Real integrity is doing the right thing

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." Oprah Winfrey We would love to hear your stories of hard won, real integrity. What was the last thing you did to build this important skill?

An Integrity-Based Question from Dr. Jen

An Integrity-Based Question from Dr. Jen

Dr. Jen Asks Parents..... I often hear from parents that they feel compelled to jump in and advocate for their child’s success in academic and sport contexts. The reason? All the other parents are doing it and their child will be at a disadvantage if they don’t. While...

Ask yourself if you’re acting with integrity

Ask yourself if you’re acting with integrity

Each month, Dr. Jen encourages parents to reflect on their own use of that month’s Umbrella Skill. As you reflect on your own experiences with the integrity Umbrella Skill, consider the following questions. Do the values that you hold match the way that you’re...