Monthly Archives: July 2013

PARENTING IS PROCESS

I’ve been traveling on business a lot lately, which means I’ve been spending a lot of time finding my way through airports and figuring out menus in restaurants.  Every airport situation is different – but traveling through them involves a … Continue reading

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“IF BILLY JUMPED OFF A CLIFF….”

   Kids develop mature self-esteem when they have a sense of self-worth and value. Self worth can guide independent thinking, and independent thinking can lead to smart decision-making.  For me, helping my children develop a sense of themselves has meant giving them personal … Continue reading

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CTFD – BAD LANGUAGE / RIGHT IDEA

Essentially, if you have a plan, and you know what your values are, you can stay calm and never need to get overexcited in the first place. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-vienna/latest-parenting-trend-ctfd-method_b_3588031.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share

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There’s No Vaccination for Stupidity

My mother had a poster by her favorite chair.  It read, “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” – Goethe It appears that, despite proven facts (as opposed to other facts), Jenny McCarthy continues to believe that vaccinations … Continue reading

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YOUR CHILD

Your un-armed child is walking down the street in your sister’s gated community.  A neighborhood vigilante decides that your child is “up to no good”.  The vigilante decides, against the advice of law enforcement (who are on their way) to … Continue reading

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S.M.A.R.T.

We are days away from the release of my book, so I thought I’d share a little more… Everyone is capable of creating a wonderful family, and “Raising Children That Other People Like to be Around” is structured around five simple … Continue reading

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TEACHING GRATITUDE

Today, I am grateful that our eldest son is celebrating his 33rd birthday, so I thought I’d share this excerpt about gratitude. When JoAnn and I got married, a wise friend said that marriage is not 50/50 – it’s 90/90.  … Continue reading

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