The Active Shooter Terrorism

(*Warning, the following short story may contain upsetting circumstances about an active shooter. We, however, feel this is an important issue that needs discussion. Skip to the end to see some ways the help your child in such an event.) A little foresight may be the difference between life, and death. The tile floor was…

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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…

Why Discipline Is Critical

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…

The 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….

The Unappreciated Intelligence Of Youth

The Unaccounted Consequences Rays of the morning sun begins to peak up on the distant horizon as it begins it’s daily journey across the sky. A myriad of brilliant colors scatter across the sky almost as if they are a reflection of the turmoil in my heart. The news anchor on the fuel pump is…

Why Do We Have Father’s Day?

“Dads are the most ordinary of men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” — Pam Brown