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Author Archives: Mcclain W.

Stop Intervening In Your Kids’ Altercations

A typical play date or day at the playground with my 3-year-old usually transpires something like this: My son finds a kid near his own age to play with. The two toddlers (being largely unaware of their physical prowess and equally stubbornness) end up getting into a tiff regarding whose turn it is to go on the slide or who ...

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People Now Want Santa To Be Gender-Neutral

Christmas is the prime season for journalists, bloggers, and writers because it lends itself to so… much… fantastic…material. The Christmas season dredges up a plethora of hard-hitting topics that go right to the heart of the human condition – themes ranging from tumultuous family dynamics, to love and gratitude, to depression and isolation. (Which are all ACTUAL issues that SHOULD ...

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Send Awful Messages to Our Kids

In just a few weeks it will be the start of a new year which is when people vow to create new beginnings for themselves. A new year symbolizes a fresh start, which is why so many people subscribe to New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’ve been wanting to lose weight, quit smoking, advance your career, or start dating again, Jan ...

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Baby It’s Cold Outside: Going Too Far With Censorship

As Christmas gradually sneaks up on us and radio stations become inundated with Christmas tunes, you may have noticed there is one particular song missing from the Christmas classics: “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which, at this point, might be preferable the way society is unfolding), you probably have heard that many radio stations ...

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Does Elf on the Shelf Condone a “Police State” Dictatorship?

Mankind is a creature of habit and tradition, particularly around the holidays. While we may all differ in religious and cultural backgrounds, the one common denominator we share is how much we value family traditions – whether it be going to a particular church every Christmas Eve or using an old family recipe to stuff the turkey on Thanksgiving. One ...

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A Letter To My Son

Let me start by saying, dear son, that it is 2 in the morning and I hope to whatever God is listening, that you will never be burdened with insomnia. It is a soul-crushing chasm that evokes the innermost tortured spirits the human mind can muster behind closed doors and beneath clutched sheets. The good news is that insomnia lends ...

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How Social Media Has Helped Destroy Accountability In Our Kids

I have a love-hate relationship with social media. On the one hand, it has played a pivotal role in sky-rocketing my career both as a freelance writer and an e-commerce marketer. When I say I couldn’t live without social media – that’s not hyperbole or exaggeration. Social media is what helps me put food on the table and clothes on ...

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Teaching Your Child Emotional Responsibility

As human beings, we make choices on a regular basis. From the second we wake up in the morning ‘til the moment our heads hit the pillow at night, the unfolding of our day directly reflects the choices we make. Pantsuit or shorts? Interstate or backroad? Gym or couch? Red wine or white wine? Vegetables or pizza? All of these ...

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How Kavanaugh’s Nomination Can Help Us Become Better Parents

Over the weekend, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. My feelings regarding his nomination were conflicting and juxtaposing. As a conservative, I feel reassured knowing that the inherent values I and my peers deem important regarding this country’s social, political, and economic issues will be viewed under a careful and rational ...

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