How to Teach Respect to Kids In Any Life Situation

How to Teach Respect To Kids In Any Life Situation

Especially when you’re battling for your life.  I’m talking about the dreaded D-word. Divorce. After my wife and I started divorce proceedings, my son was a wreck. We tried to save our marriage, but no amount of talking it out or counseling provided a solution. My son and I both had to learn how to […]

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Dear Parent, This Teacher Has 8 Secrets to Share With You

Teaching is hard. Fulfilling and life changing yes, but also hard. Taking care of that many kids for 40 hours every week with the requirement of them actually learning things in that time….that can be a tall order. Add in the politics of it all, mandatory testing, continuing education requirements, packed classrooms, long days and […]

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A Lazy Parent’s Guide To Great Family Trips

Family Trips Laid Back Parenting

Most advice for organizing family trips suggests that all you need is a flawless plan. Oh…and  a minute-by-minute risk assessment as well.”Civilized” parents plan. A lot. They schedule jokes and wow moments into their daily schedule.Lazy parents know better.They know family trips are build character. Here are 3 “truths” lazy parents know, with research to back them up.1. You […]

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My Christmas Miracle: Why I Stopped Hating Our Elf-On-The-Shelf

How the elf on the shelf won me over

A Christmas miracle occurred right inside the confines of my own grinchy self.(Ok, that’s dramatic. I’m not at all grinchy but I have nursed a long and resentful grudge against the Elf-On-The-Shelf.) I’ve hated it with a fierce eye-rolling passion.Somehow, this year, that little bastard won me over. Allow me to tell you why.There was […]

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