About Jamie McFadden

J.L. McFadden is a Paranormal Romance author, a contributor to the writer to Terrarum.info, a Ukrainian site. He is an American expat that lives with his beautiful wife and son in Kharkiv Ukraine.

Are You Addicted to Video Games?

I believe not just keeping an eye on our children is enough. We have to be mindful of who they are; we all have a core to our that needs to be guided but will always be the original programming. We all have a uniqueness that sometimes is hard [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:09:55-05:00November 14th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Mindful|Tags: , |

Be Resilient. The Challenges of Raising an International Child

Raising any child has its challenges. Some of them turn out to be blessings for the parents, and others can be heartbreaking. We are raising a child on the opposite side of the world from my family. In our home, I speak English to him, and his mother speaks Russian. [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:41-05:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Resilient|Tags: , , , |

“Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not”

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.”  ― Octavia E. Butler, Bloodchild and Other Stories Persistence is one thing my son does not lack in; he [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:47-05:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Persistent|Tags: , , |

How One Person Brought Me Out of My Shell

“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States of America. As I have said in an earlier article, being personable to people in my youth was very difficult for me; I [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:47-05:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Personable|Tags: , , , |

Be Patient

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Patience is truly a virtue that is needed for the upbringing of our children. Children are still unaware of other’s needs; at this stage, they only understand what they need, so a [...]

By |2017-02-08T13:02:16-05:00September 26th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Patient|Tags: , , , , |

Being Communicative.

In my youth, I was very awkward around strangers and the task of speaking to an Aunt, Uncle or Cousin was even extremely nerve-wracking to me.  Because of this, I pour a lot of energy into introducing my son to as many people as possible in these early months. I [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:03-05:00September 15th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Communicative|Tags: , , , , , |

How can we be more observant and inspire our kids?

Isn’t inspiration the best way to ignite your child’s interest in learning? One of the best ways to get them involved in learning is to inspire them to question everything. “Don’t just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.“-George Carlin [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:04-05:00September 12th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Inspired|Tags: , , , , |

Give your seat to an elderly person or a lady if you are a gentleman

Article Highlights Leading by example is of all the traits the most important step If you are patient with your child and show compassion, they will do the same to you and others Being able to say no from time to time is very important. Give your seat to an [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:13-05:00August 17th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Compassionate|Tags: , , , , , |

“In a blink, it will all be gone.”

1 Peter 4:10 "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." Every one of us has different gifts that can be used to help our fellow man. Some of these gifts are not in the [...]

By |2016-09-29T16:44:21-05:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be a Good Steward|Tags: , , |

Be Empathetic “Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes”

 Some say,”Empathy is a thing of the past; something that is lost to the new generation.” Others proclaim,”It has always been this, and that people need to stop being romantic about our past.” I am neither romantic of this idea or blind to see that we have always had [...]

By |2017-03-12T00:52:30-05:00May 25th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Empathetic|Tags: , , , , , |