July 25, 2017

“Out of Touch” – The Alternate Universe of Minecraft

I’ll get the usual lecture: “I’m out-of-touch with reality, no child should waste “all day” playing video games.”

Talk about a waste—she’d lost an hour of her short life in useless slumber while I had built an entire village from dirt to dome, enriched an economy, created cathedrals and manufactured my monuments.

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Guest Blog: Parent Super Power of Raising Boys!

April is “Raising Boys” Month. BEWARE! Some of this may cause you to pause. Join the converstation and speak up!

The problem with sympathy is that sympathy begets more sympathy. Next time they walk up and say “I can’t go to school cause I have a headache” respond with, “I am sorry you have a headache. But you already took your sick day – now, head to the car.” As soon as they realize that you are not playing the sympathy game, they quit playing it too.

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The Super Power of Tolerance for Unruly Kids

How do you help a child who is still working on conquering his own body and emotions to understand more about how he should treat others?

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The Super Power of Self-Discipline

Self-Discipline: The ability to control one’s feelings and overcome one’s weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.

My attempt to explain self-discipline to my 6-year-old son was both humorous and enlightening.

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