Shut It! Lessons in Respect

Everything we do as parents reflect on the lessons taught to us by our parents: from our manners, our personal characteristics, and even our social behavior. Any good parent will take the positives and try to pass them on to their children. At the same time, we try to adjust [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:34-05:00October 29th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Respectful|Tags: , , , |

Be Respectful

Today we live in a world where there is a lot of hate, negativity, and so much disrespect going around. We turn on the tv and all we see these days are people arguing, using inappropriate words, and just being disrespectful to one other. When children are born, they are [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:35-05:00October 29th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Respectful|Tags: , , , |

The “Be Nice” Jar

I'm a father of five children. Yes, five. Their ages are as follows: One teen, two pre-teens who are the same age, a preschooler, and a toddler. My hands are full. My wife and I are both previously divorced with children from our first marriages. When I first met my [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:35-05:00October 28th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Mindful, Be Respectful|Tags: , , |

Don’t Let Chivalry Die.

I warn you, this post starts off talking about my kids, moves onto some politics, and back to my kids. I have warned you. When did people stop holding doors open for others? When something unpleasant to downright terrible happens, why is it so often most people turn and look [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:11:36-05:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Respectful|Tags: , , |

Watch Your Mouth! Be Respectful. 5 Lessons That Last a Lifetime

I was always taught to be respectful to others. Almost like a drill sergeant growing up with my mother, she'd instill in me basic manners and etiquette. Here are the top five things she taught me that I would never forget: Say please and thank you for everything and anything.  I [...]

By |2017-06-30T00:12:27-05:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Respectful|Tags: , , |