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  • Green Your Halloween – Candy Free Treats

    Green Your Halloween – Candy Free Treats

    Trick or treaters roam the streets for just one thing – Candy!  But, let’s face it – candy only lasts for a very short time, and many parents end up confiscating the goods once the kids get back home, anyway.  So why not hand out something that will last for more than just 5 seconds, […]

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  • Three young siblings obviously very comfortable with each other.

    Fatherhood Without Plan B

    “Well, let me be the first to tell you, there are two babies in there.”  {pause} “And this appointment is now going to be twice as long so you might want to run down and put money in the meter.” Those were the words uttered from the ultrasound tech that forever changed our lives – […]

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  • Happy family in Italy

    Fatherhood: A Gift to Ourselves and to the Future

    I feel like I’ve know my wife and children for centuries. Not necessarily in other lifetimes, maybe just as souls or particles of light that finally got a chance to become human. And even if our becoming a family was the most random of occurrences, the value we place on it and the intention with […]

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  • Foster Goal-Digging Not Gold-Digging in Your Children

    Foster Goal-Digging…Not Gold-Digging in Your Children

    Parenting is the most important and rewarding part of life.  We have the divine opportunity to teach love, confidence, compassion, discipline and responsibility to another person. We will know what kind of parent we are by how we see our children get along, succeed and interact in the world. When love is the foundation of […]

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  • Self-Confidence Begins in the Home

    Self-Confidence Begins in the Home

    A child’s sense of self is shaped by every interaction he or she has, but is shaped most powerfully by how they are loved and parented in their home.  How a child sees themselves will influence every aspect of their life from their education, relationships and over-all well-being. Life is about feeling good enough, competent, […]

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  • Discipline is the Highest Form of Love

    Discipline is the Highest Form of Love

    Discipline is the key to raising functional happy children. What this means is that parents need to, first and foremost, be disciplined themselves. If a parent isn’t disciplined there is no chance of disciplining their children correctly. Discipline should come from natural consequences, or the law of cause and effect. It should not come from […]

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  • 7 Steps to Developing Self-Aware Children

    7 Steps to Developing Self-Aware Children

    Self-awareness is a key predictor of a child’s ability to be balanced and secure in life. Being self-aware helps kids establish positive peer relationships, allows them to get along well at home and to respect authority. Self-awareness is at the core of emotional intelligence and is crucial in your children reaching their academic and personal goals […]

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  • 5 Ways to Parent the Forgiveness-Cure

    5 Ways to Parent the Forgiveness-Cure

    As parents we must teach our children the realities of life.  Life hurts us, people hurt us, we hurt other people and we hurt ourselves. That is what relationships and life are about. The sooner we let our children in on this secret the healthier their life-approach will be. Forgiveness is many things but we […]

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  • Boys Will Be Boys

    Boys Will Be Boys

    Having two boys means that everyone around us has boys. They are great kids, and for the most part, their parents have similar parenting styles and values. But so many times when we were out we’d see other boys behaving badly and the parents said nothing. The phrase “Boys Will Be Boys” always makes me […]

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  • Boys Really Do Not Cry

    Boys Really Don’t Cry

    My 14-year-old son hasn’t cried since the summer before he started Middle School, when he was still just 10. Not that there haven’t been times I was sure he wanted to cry, like when he got hit in the face with a baseball and had a giant fat lip for a week. Still no tears. […]

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