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Rick Stephens

Rick Stephens is a co-founder of Raising Families, a husband, father, and grandfather. With 33 years of experience as a top-level executive of The Boeing Company and having raised four children of his own, he is able to support parents and grandparents by incorporating his knowledge of business, leadership, and complex systems into the family setting. It is this unique combination of leadership and family life that allows Raising Families to help parents become more joyful and confident, as well as more proactive, intentional family leaders.

Rick currently resides in Alpine, Texas with wife and fellow Raising Families co-founder Elane V. Scott.

Posts by Rick Stephens


5 Windows of Opportunity: Make Childhood Extraordinary

What you do now, no matter the age of your kids, can have a huge impact on their future. Click here to find out how to make the most of it.
10 Questions to Ask Your Dad

10 Great Questions to Ask Your Dad on Father’s Day

    With Father's Day coming up, I, like so many others, have been thinking about my dad who's no longer with us and all the questions I'd like to ask my dad if I was still able to. Like most kids of my baby boomer generation, I really didn't "know" the man I called Dad. I knew much of his story about what he had done in life, and there was no doubt about the values he had. But I didn't comprehend how his life's experiences had shaped him. At nearly 95 years old, my mother is
family team blog

Work Together as a Family Team: 8 Secrets to Success

Click here to learn how to create your successful family team. When you work together as a family, you have more time to have fun!
Family Meetings

Family Meetings Create Meaningful Connections

    Family Meetings Have the Power to Unite One family ritual has the power to unite your family and help it become a successful family team based on meaningful lifelong connections—the family meeting. Many people shy away (run away?) from the idea of family meetings because they sound too formal. Some people had family meetings as kids only when someone was in trouble. As a result, having them as adults seems like self-induced punishment. If neither of those reasons applies to you, you might be one of those people who hate meetings in general because all you can do
Easy Ways to Raise Confident, Independent Children

Easy Ways to Raise Confident, Independent Children

To raise confident, independent children, we need to take a step back and let them struggle sometimes. Click here to learn how to make the process easier.