Health has always been a major concern for humans. Even since the very earliest days of society’s growth, people have been working tirelessly to get a better understanding of health, and there have been a lot of strange ideas along the way. Nowadays, it seems that just about everything people enjoy is unhealthy in […]
Executive Summary: Risk Taking and why it is important for your kids!
According to research, “Risk is an essential component of a balanced childhood. Exposure to healthy risk, particularly physical, enables children to experience fear, and learn the strengths and limitations of their own body.” (1) With that being the case, why has the distance our kids roaming […]
Executive Summary: Teach them to the importance of humor
A good sense of humor isn’t limited to adults alone, it transcends to little children also. It is important that they know how to have fun while at home, school or in the neighborhood.
Laughing and having fun is a great way medium whereby kids connect with those around […]
Executive Summary: kids and a cell phone… bad idea.
I get it. “We can’t organize all of our activities without a phone.” “My kid is different; they only use it for calling me.” “If my kid doesn’t have a phone, they will be picked on.” “Smart Phones are not as bad as everyone says.” “In an emergency, […]
Executive Summary: Why is great communication key for your kid’s growth?
Very few things are more important than open communication in any relationship. That’s doubly important in the family! If you are a busy family, which most families are, the importance you need to place on establishing good solid methods of communication is extremely important.
Parents who don’t […]
Executive Summary: Why is Creating a Connection Your Most Important Role as a parent?
There is nothing more vital for you to do as a parent than establish your family as a safe place for your kids.
- Children who experience a lack of emotional support, no connection, no supervision, and no discipline are at the highest […]
Parents weigh in on what they did to get their kids to sleep through the night!
Does this sound familiar to you or anyone you know? Eddie is on the outside trying to be in his daughter’s life. Her mother has moved on and another man is playing the role of father for his girl. He asks me, “What can I do?”
When it’s two in the morning and my son wakes up screaming,
And all I want is one night of only sweet dreaming.
Then there’s the times when I’m with him in the day
When he won’t listen or even do a single thing I say.
Then there’s the days he sits on the potty for half hour or more,
Championship season is here. The Penguins just took home the Stanley Cup. Within the next few days, the battle between Lebron and Steph will be over. This year’s NBA Champs will hold up the trophy signifying that they’re the best in the league. At the same time this coming Sunday, […]
Everything we do requires patience in one form or other.
From childhood, we are taught to be patient.
Child: I’m hungry
Parent: Food is coming, be patient.
Child: I want to be a grown up
Parent: Be patient, you are a child once and once only.
We didn’t listen to our parents, what makes us think that our kids will listen to […]
“There are eight hundred happy texts…(a)nd do you know, my father said that if God took the trouble to tell us eight hundred times to be glad and rejoice, He must have wanted us to do it.” –Hayley Mills as “Pollyanna” (1960)
Positivity may not always change the outcome,
but it will change your outlook while you wait […]
“Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see a shadow.”- Helen Keller
It’s easy to be positive when the world is buzzing around you, bringing the choicest pollen to make the sweetest honey. I have met people like that, who seem like they have the equivalent of a Disney Fast Pass. No one likes those […]
Confidence. It seems that the more people I talk to, the underlying issue to a lot of their problems is lack of confidence. I have personally struggled greatly from a lack of confidence in one way or another, and it has greatly affected the way I did things in my life. My insecurities have caused me […]
Usually, when I sit down to write, I find myself easing into a natural flow of words, sentences, and paragraphs as my mind ebbs and flows its contents onto the pages like a calm river on its journey towards fulfilling the knowledge of the sea. However, when I tried to sit down and think how to write about happiness as a trait, I found myself hit with a challenge that I wasn’t sure how to overcome.
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As a father, committed to becoming a better dad, I spend a great deal of time thinking, writing, researching, talking and practicing on the subject of parenthood. The amazing thing is, Laurie, my wife, and mother of Eli and Ervin, […]
I would love to say I have been confident my entire life; however, the truth is, when I was a young man, I was scared of most everything. In today’s world, most would say my parents were helicopter parents. For better or worse, they believed that the rest of the world (outside of school) didn’t have […]
As individuals we spend most of our lives trying to find who we are. At least for me the search was a tumultuous and awkward one. Then once I finally started to feel comfortable in my own skin as an adult, fatherhood came along. Now I had to edit who I was, to fulfill my role […]
Let me start by saying we have perfect kids. Eli, our four-year-old completely gets “parental personal time”; he never talks back and is engaged in figuring out how to make Laurie and my lives better. Ervin, our two-year-old is introverted, spends time reading self-help books and loves his brother so much, they never quarrel. […]