Posts Tagged ‘Parenting Advice’

Why You Need to Let Your Kids Punish Themselves

Why You Need to Let Your Kids Punish Themselves

Parents. Yes, you and you. Gather round. I have a little trick for you that’s going to blow your Parenting Mind! In my hand, I’m holding the power to dole out punishment. Closing this hand I say the magic words: waka waka kersplunken hooey! Now, open your hand. Go ahead, check it out. You now…

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Is It Worth Raising Remarkable Gentlemen?

Is It Worth Raising Remarkable Gentlemen

Are we losing the battle of raising gentlemen? Does the world even value these traditional traits anymore? Is There Room In Today’s World For Gentlemen? I refuse to make an excuse for these expectations, even in a climate frowning upon such gentleman basics. The threat may be a misperceived notion that I am teaching my…

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You Didn’t Get a Trophy? Work harder!

“Hey, Johnson.” “Yes, sir?” “You’ve done an average, blasé job this year. I’m putting you I for a raise” “But sir, wait, what?” Ever had this happen at work? Yeah, me neither (my name’s not Johnson anyway). So why are we treating our kids this way? Are we really teaching our children anything positive by…

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Potty Training With Alexa

Potty Training With Alexa

My daughter-in-law is a genius! Well, she and Alexa are geniuses! My son and daughter-in-law received an Amazon Echo as a gift from her sister this past Christmas. Alexa played music for them on command and everyone was happy. Little did she know what lay in store… One of my grandsons, Harrison, hit the ripe…

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Every Choice has a Consequence

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. — Viktor Frankl  How we react—how we choose to react—to situations, truly defines us. But the overlying truth is that we “choose.” You are free to make choices, but…

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The Attractive Bargain of the Irresistible Dollar Menu

How to feed a family for under $20 and have them love you! Feeding a family of eight has been a challenge at times. I can recall Saturday mornings, my five sons lumbering around the kitchen, stirring restlessly as a pan of scrambled eggs slowly cooked into fluffy happiness. My daughter cheerfully flitting around the kitchen,…

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Setting Their Own Bedtime.

Here’s the deal, when my kids were old enough to start middle school, round about 12-years old, they were allowed to go to bed as late as they wanted. Really. As. Late. As. They. Wanted.* (note little starry thingie) About the “*,” the caveat was that they could not surf television, but could read a…

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Dining Room Table Therapy

I’ve been married for a few years (okay, over 27!). With that, we have six children, with each one of them married and doing pretty good in their own regard. Statistically speaking, you would think that one of them would be way off the tracks — I mean far enough off that they would need a boat…

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