How To Get Your Kids To Unplug

1. Unplug Yourself If you are going to ask your child to unplug , you also need to unplug. Children are very intuitive on spotting a hypocrite. This may be a difficult issue for some adults but it is absolutely necessary for your child to respect this decision. You may find out it is a…

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Children Unplugged

Where has childhood gone? There was a time not so long ago that socializing had nothing to do with the internet. In fact there was no internet, well, at least not in the format it is now. It was a time where if you needed a status update you got on your bicycle and found…

A Father To An Immigrant

The journey of becoming a United States citizen………… The conference room is filled to the bursting point. Full of immigrants, family members, spouses and friends from all over the world. The people in the room are filled with nervous smiles and anxious twiddling. This is one of the greatest moments in their life. They have…

The Cost Of Success, And The Reward Of Failure

It is done…….. and there is no going back. By all social and materialistic means I am a poor man. The thing about my life is that I have lived a much wealthier life than I currently have. I got to do things a lot of people never have the opportunity to do. I was…

Kids In Politics? What?

pol·i·tics Noun the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power. That is how the word politics is defined. However in today’s political world the term debate has seemed to disappear into quagmire of screaming, shouting and…

Global Warming And Our Kids

Did you hear there was a recent student protest on climate change? If not here are some of the news stories CNN New York Times VOX Children out in the world, making a difference. However will it make a difference? Are we heading for disaster? What can the United States alone do to change it?…

Idiot’s Guide To Co-Parenting

The amazing thing about having children is, they are lifelong. So is divorce. Sometimes the relationship that brought this life into being is not lifelong. Unfortunately during today’s time more often than not, they do end. When divorce happens it is a life changing event. It envelopes you in anger and resentment. Then shortly after…

The Battle Within

You lost, you feel defeated. You ask yourself how can this happen? You put everything in…………and you ended up short. You loved so much, and you lost……….. We think that life is so unfair………..and it is. The only thing that stays constant, is everything changes. Your life will change. It will change constantly and without…

Will You Children Remember?

Do you remember where you were September 11th, 2001? On September 11th 2001 the United States was attacked by Islamic terrorists. On that day 2,977 Americans died. These Americans were not soldiers, they were men, women and children that had no idea that this day would be their last. They were fire fighters, police men…

7 Ideas To Be A Hero Dad

7. Make time for your child We all live in a time where nothing seems to slow down. Things are happening constantly. There are news cycles, Twitter feeds, Instagram posts, Redit, Pinterest, Facebook……….oh yea, and work. Then you may have sports games and practice, homework, cooking, and cleaning. Then before you know it, it’s lights…

Is Discipline Needed?

Discipline The practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience Why is childhood discipline so important? When our children are born into our lives, we discover an entire new dimension to love. This child has entered your life and is completely helpless. They are completely reliant…

Dangers Of Social Media

I don’t have enough likes to be beautiful………… Social media is great for people to connect. It is great to be able to keep up and be involved in people’s lives that have moved far away. Social Media has a great approach for businesses to get information out into the ether and find customers. It…

Why Child Sports Are Critical

You miss 100% of the shots you never take -Wayne Gretzky The benefits of youth sports “Dad, can you help me?” I look down at my daughter. She is trying feverishly to get her new shin guards into her knee high soccer socks. I kneel down and smile at my daughter. I roll down her…

The Beauty In Death

Cancer is a demon. It enters the body and slowly tears at you from the inside. It devours tissue and organs without remorse. Unceasingly destroying until a person is simply an empty shell of themselves. The only way to fight this beast is to poison yourself in the hope you are stronger than this demon….