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May 22, 2015

Why We all Need a Dave Goldberg to ‘have it all’ as Women?

It is with great sadness we hear about Dave Goldberg, Sheryl Sandberg’s husband’s passing away. We have heard so much about Dave Goldberg.  Not as much as the CEO of SurveyMonkey but more so as the spouse of the famous COO of Facebook and Lean-In champion, Sheryl Sandberg.  I see Dave Goldberg as the man who could make ‘Lean-In’ possible and as a huge advocate for women by not preaching it but practicing. As Sheryl Sandberg acknowledges fully, it would have been impossible for her to be so committed to her job without her husband’s full support. He spent time with the kids every evening according to his colleagues.  What I admire about Dave Goldberg is that he took equal responsibility to take care of his children and be supportive of his wife’s career. It is not just about taking care of the kids. You need your spouse’s emotional support […]
April 27, 2015

Should You Raise a Happy Child?

Yes and no. Here’s the thing – You want your child to be happy. But you don’t want to make them happy. The difference – When you WANT your child to be happy, that puts them in charge of their happiness. They figure out what brings them joy, they figure out what makes them smile. And as a parent, you are simply in charge of supporting them in their decisions. They learn from their mistakes, and are able to function in the outside world because of this early training. And everything you do, say, and provide will reinforce that idea. But when you want to MAKE your child happy – that puts you in the driver’s seat, but since it’s impossible to know exactly what makes another person happy – you end up buying them everything, taking them everywhere, doing everything for them. Leaving them with no skills whatsoever to […]