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Building A Happy Family – 3 New Lessons

Even though I’ve written a book about parenting, the process of building a happy family continues to evolve, and after raising four children over a period of thirty-six years, there are a few things that stand out as lessons learned.  Here … Continue reading

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3 Tips For Teaching Generosity at The Holidays

For many children, this time of year is about getting gifts far more than giving them. This is completely understandable, as these holidays are for many parents an opportunity to show children that we love them and we want them … Continue reading

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3 Simple Solutions to 3 Common Parenting Challenges

There are very few things that I find “absolute” in parenting. What works for one family may not work for another… except for the three strategies I am about to share with you. These primarily concern multi-child households. They worked … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Bad Parenting

I believe that most parents are good parents.  It’s my observation that a majority of our citizens are well-behaved, respectful, and law-abiding.  But I also see a society that devotes an immense amount of energy and resources to deal with … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry – Pupdate 3

For a while my days were almost perfect. I could sleep wherever I wanted, wander the house at will and always find food in my bowl. I could daydream for hours while my masters talked or watched that glowing box. … Continue reading

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Raising Kids in a Modern Family

If I could tell parents one thing, I would caution against thinking or emoting on behalf of their children. I would tell them that their young children don’t care if they are a working mom, or a stay at home … Continue reading

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The Blue / Pink Thing

The Blue Pink Thing is a simple term for the obvious (and not so obvious) differences between the genders.  If you’re raising both boys and girls, I’m sure you are already aware of the Blue Pink Thing.  As John Gray … Continue reading

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EXCUSES EXCUSES EXCUSES

I meant to write this post last week, but… …….the dog ate it. As a world-class procrastinator, I’ve become pretty friendly with the concept of a decent excuse. But as the son of hard-working and “absolute” parents, I’ve also learned … Continue reading

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THE EMPTY NEST – FINALLY !

I’m a guy.   I like my space.   I like my stuff.   I love my wife. For the first time in thirty three years I have them all back to myself. Yes, the Dropoff at school was successful and it appears … Continue reading

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100% MAXIMUM LOVE

I have a friend who feels that when her little brother was born, he “stole” all the love and affection that her parents had previously been giving to her. I suspect that this is a common feeling among first-born children. … Continue reading

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