Unleash Your Family

Unleash Your Family

Chaos to Creativity in One Week

Amazon Bestseller

How we transformed our life in the middle of a crisis and ran 100 miles, cleaned up our house, unleashed our children, got off of social media and wrote a book in the process.

Video Series of our Week

Suggested Resources

(from the back of the book)

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn: Alfie Kohn is one of the few people I have found who writes about the dangers of short term rewards and consequences. He also has a DVD lecture with the same title that is very good. Book on Amazon

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gabor Maté: Dr. Maté explains how crucial it is and why it is so difficult that parents fight to remain the primary influencers in their children’s lives. Book on Amazon

Do Schools Kill Creativity? by Sir Ken Robinson: My favorite TED talk of all time that gives another take on education, trusting kids, allowing them to make mistakes, and releasing creativity YouTube video

Family Business: A book about Patagonia’s Innovative On-Site Childcare: This book is one of my favorite parenting books with great examples of how to craft contexts for growth. Book on Amazon

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: The single most empowering and inspirational book I’ve read when it comes to creating art. Book on Amazon

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller: This book really helped me ask questions about whether or not we were living the type of story that was worth writing about and gave me a framework for finding purpose and finding adventures. Book on Amazon

One Week Family Quarantine Bootcamp: Our video series from this week that’s on our YouTube Channel YouTube Playlist

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber: A classic about communication with smaller people. Book on Amazon

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think : I love this book because of it’s chapters on twin studies. It shows that much of the work we put into parenting doesn’t change the outcome of the kids Book on Amazon

To the Treeline: Documentary about our family setting the record to be the largest family to hike the Appalachian Trail. Just one example of what purpose can look like YouTube video

Our Family Running a marathon with Filia when she was 6 : Mentioned this in the book and it’s a great example of one of the most difficult purpose driven activities we’ve undertaken. YouTube Video

Entrepreneuring the Homefront: A Three-part video series we did talking about the importance of a weekly schedule. Playlist on Youtube

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