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Preparing Children for Adulthood

by Presence Quotient

“Helicopter parenting” has become more and more common in recent years. These “helicopter parents” take care of their children’s every need and even help solve their problems in order for their children to focus on academics or other areas of talent. But is making life easier for children really in their best interest?

When I Say I am Your Father

by Presence Quotient

(son) In the first half of your life, what’s beautiful isn’t having dreams but having someone to dream with you.
(father) In the second half of your life, what’s beautiful isn’t gaining experience but having someone to share experiences and memories with.

7 Tips for Transitioning to Parenthood

by Presence Quotient

Couples are often unaware and unprepared for the physical strain as well as the psychological and emotional toll that takes place when a child comes into the family. The bundle of joy poses challenges as well as opportunities for growth. The following seven tips may help those couples who are transitioning to parenthood adjust to the changes.

For Better or For Worse

by Presence Quotient

Real estate was booming in the 1980s, and I was ready to join the action. I left a comfortable management position at Kaiser, eager for the challenge of going into business. As soon as I opened my new real estate office, the crash of 1990 devastated the housing market. With my wife staying home to […]

Tied to Jesus

by Presence Quotient

Warren Hino knows a thing or two about being busy. The husband and father of four is the president of his own IT consulting business. Additionally, Warren attends church regularly and has been a college ministry volunteer with Asian American Christian Fellowship (AACF) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) for the past 12 years. […]

The Fun of Growing Big

by Presence Quotient

  In our rapidly developing society, people are increasingly busy and seeking to improve their quality of life. As a result, many people prefer to have a smaller family or chose to not have any children at all. David, however, has five children and also lives with his parents, which makes them a very special […]

An Exciting Retirement   

by Presence Quotient

There’s a Confucian proverb that says, “A man should be established by 30, discerning by 40, have identity and true understanding of himself by 50, and be amicable by 60.” So is it really true that when a man reaches the retirement phase at 60 years old, he will be mature enough to see life clearly […]

3 Tips to Help Your Child Learn

by Presence Quotient

How smart is my child? Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds in science, once said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” If we applied Einstein’s statement and measured William Shakespeare by his […]

Generational Perspectives on Education, Work & Family

by Presence Quotient

How Your Values Shape Your Life Decisions BY: JOANNA WU Julia is in the midst of brainstorming what she could write about in her college application when her Mom stumbles into her room. “You’re applying to Berkeley, right? I really hope Berkeley accepts you.” Rolling her eyes, Julia responds, “I’ll apply to Berkeley, but I’m […]