Life Changing Experiences on the Ranch

Spring is an awesome time on a ranch. It’s a time when baby animals are being born, fields are beginning to green up, trees are blossoming, the weather is warming up, and life feels like a fresh start.

That’s how things are right now at KW Legacy Ranch. Spring has arrived and it’s been great.

Our students are enjoying the warming of the weather. They have participated in many projects recently including building shelters for the animals, putting up an entire new fence for the pasture, preparing the fields for irrigation and planting, and taking the cattle back to the range.

Let me tell you about two experiences we had recently…

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Have You Ever Been Horned?

I love the lessons that can be learned on a ranch.

Really, there’s no place like it.

Let me tell you about a recent conversation I witnessed here at KW Legacy Ranch. This took place between one of our students-we’ll call him Mark (not his real name)-and our Executive Director.

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Boundaries – Do You Have Them?

In their book Boundaries, Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend tell of an experience one of them had with the parents of a 25 year old man. The parents came to see one of them (we’ll just say it was Dr. Cloud for the sake of the story) with the request to help them “fix” their son, Bill. When Dr. Cloud asked where Bill was, the parents responded that he didn’t want to come.

“Why?” Asked Dr. Cloud

“Because he doesn’t think he has a problem,” they responded.

“Maybe he’s right. Tell me about it.” Dr. Cloud said to their great surprise.

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7 Parenting Behaviors That Will Hinder Your Children

I recently read an article from Forbes that was very insightful and that fit very nicely with our philosophies at KW Legacy Ranch. The Forbes article is entitled “7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders”.

In the article the author, Kathy Caprino, lists 7 things that parents do to hold their children back from thriving and becoming leaders. I found the article to be very interesting and definitely agree with the author’s premise.

So what are these 7 crippling behaviors that can reap havoc on our children?

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