Author Archives: Adair Hinds

Left or Right: Find balance

You may be absolutely, unequivocally correct. After all, they are your beliefs. You have every right to share them. And if people don’t like it, they can just unfriend you. I get it. I do. I love conservatives and liberals. … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Mindful Parenting and Teaching

If you’ve ever flown Southwest, you know they like to have fun with their safety announcements. I’ll never forget one that completely took me off guard – so funny and so wrong at the same time. “In the event of … Continue reading

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Parenting Styles: Cultivating the Character of Christ

I’ve shared several stories about the antics of my youngest son, Noah, such as how his teacher carried his clip on her shirt throughout kindergarten or how he graciously allowed his basketball opponents the chance at a few rebounds rather than … Continue reading

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Freedom and Forgiveness

They are easy words to say.  You hear them all the time. Preachers preach about it. Teachers teach about it. We hear the words with our ears, but need to experience them in our hearts. Freedom and Forgiveness.  The words … Continue reading

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Angels in the Outfield

I love baseball. South Carolina is a great state for it. The year I moved here Clemson was playing the University of South Carolina in the College World Series for the National Championship. I am also a sucker for baseball … Continue reading

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3 L’s to promote your child’s spiritual gifts

    Your child is receiving a promotion. Sounds good, right? What are some of the first things that come to mind? Maybe you thought about skipping a grade, being named captain of a sports team, or if they have … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Innovate

Over the past two weeks various members of my administrative team and I attended national education conferences. It is always good for educators to connect with other educators and share best practices. The conference themes included words like ignite and … Continue reading

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Overprotecting boys from becoming Godly men

Last Saturday I was coaching my son’s basketball team and I watched my 5+ foot tall 3rd grader politely go up for rebound after rebound. Rather than push anyone out of the way, my gracious son, who is a head … Continue reading

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Foster well-being in children: 3 lessons from positive psychology

The fundamental point of sending children to school has always been and will always be the same – a good life. A subfield of psychology that examines the good life is positive psychology. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, … Continue reading

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My friend Jim

It’s common to talk about our work. Within minutes of making a new acquaintance, someone usually asks, “so what do you do?” What we do is the label that often defines us. I’m a teacher, doctor, mother, etc. I’m not … Continue reading

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