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In their book, Switch, Chip and Dan Heath share a the story of a 2004 study of 55 parents who abused their children. The study, conducted by Beverly Funderburk, aimed at finding ways of stopping the abuse for good.
While reading about it I was struck that Dr. Funderburk and her team were using the improvisation principle of unconditional acceptance captured by the phrase ‘yes, and’ intuitively. This principle helped bring healing and reconciliation to…Continue
My nine year old son Ethan plays baseball just like I did when I was his age. He plays the outfield just like me. My wife said to me on Sunday as he made his way out to right field, “He walks just like you.” And, unfortunately, he bats just like me. His batting average this year? .000. Time and again he stands in the batters box and he either walks or strikes out. He’s made contact with the ball in batting practice, but never in a game. He’s like a chip off the old block.