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Stop These Bleeping Kids From Cursing!

When I was growing up, I wasn’t allowed to swear.  It was very taboo and frowned down upon for a young child to spew out a curse word. I recall a time in elementary school where my best friend and I were playing outside during recess, and both said a curse word because we thought it would be cool.  We ...

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Stop The Desensitization Of American Children

It used to be easier for parents and adults to shelter children from the madness of society, extreme violence, and delusional people. Protecting innocent children and teens from the horror of the real world seemed to be a priority, but things have changed quite a bit over the years.  Thanks to TV, social media, and the liberal “anything goes” way ...

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Children Are Hormone Monsters

Even if you don’t have children of your own, you’ve heard the horror stories revolving around the terrible twos and the dreaded teenage years. To be fair, this bad behavior isn’t necessarily the child’s fault. During these stages, hormones are rushing through their bodies, controlling their thoughts and behaviors. We all know that teenagers are full of estrogen and testosterone ...

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I Need All You Husbands To Listen Up

A recently-divorced family friend came over a few nights ago. He was going through a rough time and needed to vent/cool off. The night started pleasant enough but as the booze continued to pour, he began discussing his breakup – and things got somber… pretty fast. According to Elizabeth Kubler Ross’s “Five Stages of Grievance,” my friend is still in ...

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What’s Going On Around the Kitchen Table?

Whenever I hear the words kitchen table, family comes to mind.  As kids, we were required to be home at a certain time for dinner.  Usually right before the street lights came on.  That was the rule.  We were never late, or else.  So for me, family and kitchen table go hand in hand. I think that is true for ...

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Mental Illness Dangers In America’s Teens

After one of America’s most deadly mass school shooting recently in Parkland, FL,  parents, children, and families around the country are asking “How did this happen?” and “How could this have been prevented?” Many have jumped on the bandwagon urging for restricting gun control rights, and yes, I think we can all agree that a 19-year old with a history ...

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Your Family Is Biased. It’s Not Your Fault, Blame The Filter Bubble

When you search Google or scroll through your Facebook feed, (or if you’re checking your children’s social media feeds), you’ve likely noticed ads or posts that seem explicitly tailored for you.  That’s because most search engines and social networks are built to collect data on preferences (based on search history, the things you click on and posts) and “push” more ...

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Lent – A Time for Celebration

Lent has arrived. Millions of Catholics will go to mass today to receive their ashes.  Ash Wednesday begins a time of prayer, fasting and giving alms; though many people do not observe this sabbatical from self-indulgence. For Catholics, it is mostly a time of penance as we take 40 days to abstain from those things which bring us personal gratification. ...

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Can You Be Open Minded and Moral?

These days it seems the Democrats and Republicans both see themselves as the “moral” party. The Dems defining moral as open-minded and inclusive where the Conservatives believe moral is staying true to Christian values. As a parent, it can be hard to know where to stand. Children are notoriously open-minded as their brains are still developing and they are still ...

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Parents Snap to That Chat

What on earth is going on with our kids today?  Is it too much technology, social media, negative peer influence, or cell phone use?  I propose its all of the above.  Of course, there are underlying issues that dictate a child’s behavior in school and at home.  The home environment is very important, in fact, it’s crucial.  Many kids today ...

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