Welcome to the New Overcoming Obstacles Website!

Posted: April 22, 2021

As you may have realized, we recently made big changes to the look of our website. And while most of the changes are visual, there is one very important update that I wanted to highlight: our core curriculum can now be downloaded in its entirety directly from our website for free, without the need to register! That means you can download, print, and share every lesson and every activity from our Elementary, Middle, and High School Curriculum without having to provide any personal information about yourself.

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The Tools to Persevere

Posted: April 15, 2021

As I sit back and listen to the song “We Are the World,” it takes on a very different meaning in our world of social distancing. It takes coping skills to focus on the children as well as ourselves. Hearing someone sneeze can cause nervousness which makes it harder to find laugher in these unpredictable times. Just worrying about the stressful “what ifs” of coronavirus can break your body down.

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Deciding to be Better

Posted: April 1, 2021

As my wife and I sat in the emergency room waiting to be seen, all I could think about was what she was going through—the pain, the discomfort, and the anxiety. And now there were complications.  She was pregnant with our first child and something wasn’t right.  I sat there thinking she’s willing to go through all of this for me and what was I doing for her and for our child that was on his way, and for our future? What kind of husband did I believe she deserved?  What kind of father did I want to be to our kid or kids?

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Education Revolution

Posted: March 25, 2021

In early May of this year, Overcoming Obstacles will launch a new curriculum delivery platform where every word of every lesson can be modified by educators to meet their specific needs. And as always with Overcoming Obstacles, this service will be FREE – no hooks, no catches, just a nonprofit organization helping educators do their important work. This is not only revolutionary for life skills education, it’s revolutionary for all education.

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The Rest of Us

Posted: March 4, 2021

Looking back on my high school days, I remember those kids who seemed to “get it.” They understood why they were there and what they were hoping to accomplish. Then there was the rest of us, messing up and learning life’s lessons the hard way. What made the kids that seemed to have it all together different? I believe they were either born with certain “life skills” or somebody taught them those skills – maybe a parent, grandparent, teacher, coach, or sibling. The rest of us certainly weren’t learning these skills. Not in my school, at least.

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