Tag Archives: worry

Ebola, Panic, and Kids

We have a daughter at Emory University, home of our country’s most advanced Ebola treatment epicenter. People ask us if we’re worried and frankly, we’re not. We’re not good with panic. Teaching our children to remain calm, find the facts, … 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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What’s a Mommy or a Daddy Anyway?

or…  EXCUSES PART TWO In a previous blog I addressed the folly of parents too frequently accepting excuses from our children. I also mentioned the possibility of parents actually making up excuses on behalf of their kids – as in, … Continue reading

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MILEY ‘N’ ME

ME N MILEY Everybody was tweaked about Miley Cyrus and her apparently quite lucrative twerking display, but I see a far more interesting phenomena occurring on a daily basis. I’m going to start at the beginning. When I was a … 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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THE NEW NORMAL

My adorable wife and I are sending our youngest, and last, child off to college next week.  She is our fourth, and her departure comes with some significance.  We started our family in 1980 and added new members in ’83, … Continue reading

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PARENTS’ REMORSE

Parenting is a long process, and there’s no question that mistakes get made along the way.  Sometimes we just react without thinking.  Sometimes we just don’t want to be bothered with thinking things through.  Sometimes we act selfishly. Parents are people, … Continue reading

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MISHAPS AND MILESTONES

MISHAPS AND MILESTONES Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting next to an adorable two-year-old named Amelia and her loving parents.  Proactively, her mom pointed out that the small cuts Amelia had on her upper lip and nose were the … Continue reading

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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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