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Oct04
Say No So You Can Say Yes to Something Greater

Say No So You Can Say Yes to Something Greater

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For every time that you’re willing to say no, you get the freedom to say yes to something that’s a better fit for your family.

Sep26
Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters

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We have one rule in our house.

But it is more than just a rule, it is a way of living. It is a mindset that I work hard to instill in my children every single day.

It is two simple words. Be Kind.

Sep12
Top Parenting Mistakes Made With the Best Intentions

Top Parenting Mistakes Made With the Best Intentions

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We all do it. We look at the way other people are parenting their kids and say to ourselves, I will never be like that. I will never do that. My kid will never behave like that. We are full of self righteous indignation and feel confident in our superior parenting skills!

Then it happens. One day you recognize yourself in some other parent and it isn’t a good thing.

Sep02
My Tips For A Successful School Year

My Tips For A Successful School Year

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We have been back to school for three weeks. I have to say it is going splendidly. Here are my six tips for a successful school year.

Aug22
A College Education, the Key to a Happy Life or Not?

A College Education, the Key to a Happy Life or Not?

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My oldest son is going to be a junior in high school this year. Already people have started asking where he is going to college, what he wants to study, what he wants to do with his life. His answer is always the same, “I don’t know,” followed by a shrug. Then they look at me. I shrug.

Aug08
Stages of Grief vis-à-vis Grounding the Teenager

Stages of Grief vis-à-vis Grounding the Teenager

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One of my teenage sons is grounded. Possibly for the rest of his natural born life, which might end up being quite short. Ooops, I think that was me slipping back into the anger stage there for a moment.

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