Monthly Archives: June 2013

THE ULTRASOUND – The First Excerpt

Here’s an excerpt from the introduction of my book, “Raising Children That Other People Like to be Around.” The ultrasound!  We had been waiting three months for this day. We took our three sons with us, as this was going … Continue reading

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DON’T WORRY, BE PROACTIVE pt.2

Ever since my time in the closet ended my terror of the dark, I’ve used the same method to address other fears.  I’m what psychologists call a “counter-phobe.” When I was afraid of needles, I gave blood.  When I worried … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be proactive

Parents have a lot to worry about, yet our children expect us to be calm, confident leaders.  Our task is this: without ignoring our concerns, we need to create a safe harbor for the people who depend on us. When … Continue reading

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FACEBOOKIN’ UPDATE

Hey Everyone !!!  Thanks for visiting CommonSenseDad!  If you’ve found your way here from Facebook, you can also find these blog posts on my Common Sense Dad page there.  Simply click on this link https://www.facebook.com/CommonsenseDad  and “like” the page so … Continue reading

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So Far So Good

June has been an excellent month. First, our daughter Emily was admitted to Emory University, her first choice.  She got the news not by email or snail, but by phone from an actual human. Southern hospitality! Next, I’ve approved the … Continue reading

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