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Mistake #5 – Not Uniform with Spouse’s Decision

Not Uniform with Spouse’s Decision – Mistake #5                As parents, one of the things we want is for our children to like us.  We want to be the cool parent, showing other parents how to do it right.  However, A marriage IS a team sport. As team, both the husband and the wife need…
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Mistake #4 – Not Firm in decisions

Not Firm in decisions Mistake #4 This is an easy mistake that we can make as men. Sometimes it is easy to make decisions based on how we are feeling one minute or the other. As men, we need to make decisions and be firm on whatever we decide.  One of the problems parents have…
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Mistake #3 – Guilt Trips

Guilt trips A guilt trip is a feeling of guilt or responsibility, especially an unjustified one induced by someone else. Creating a guilt trip in another person may be considered to be psychological manipulation in the form of punishment for a perceived transgression. Guilt trips are also considered to be a form of passive aggression.…
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Mistake #2 – Monologue or Lecturing

Monologue or Lecturing – Mistake #2 As a parent, we want to drive into our child when they do something wrong, they have made a bad decision.  This is part of parenting but we have the choice how to redirect our child.  As parents, our job is to discipline and build up our children so…
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Mistake #1 – Comparing Children

One of the hardest things to not do as a parent is remembering that your children are different from other children. When I was younger, there would be times when I felt like I had to measure up to different people. As father’s, it is our job to build up our own children, realizing that each of our children has a special gift. I have two wonderful daughters, who are both very talented in their own individual ways. One of the worse things that I could do as a father would be to compare them to other children at…

But Everyone makes mistakes

In the next several weeks, we are going to look at some of the different mistakes that parents make. Whether your child was just born, or you have older children, we all make our fair share of mistakes. As men, we HATE to admit our mistakes whether that’s with our marriage or with our children. Making mistakes is how we learn, grow and become better parenting. Without making these mistakes, we cannot grow, learn or become the type of parents that we need to be. Be parent is about more than making the mistakes, it is also about admitting them…

Zoo/Danger

My family and I had a great trip at the zoo! The danger at the zoo is NOT me taking my children to the zoo but instead not taking the time to take them to a place they want to go. For most children, they do not get to spend time with their family by going and learning because most families are too busy. Although the zoo can be a dangerous place, the real danger comes when families refuse to spend time together. A family that spends time together, stays together. Spending time together can be anything from putting a…

Father Day

Father’s Day to most people means a time to celebrate a father that loved them throughout their childhood and was a role model for the person they are today. Most people are excited to recognize fathers who stand by their side, showing them how much they are loved.
What is Father’s Day to someone who grow up without a dad, someone who loves them? How should someone celebrate Father’s Day if they were abused throughout their teenage years? What about if someone’s dad left their family to marry someone else, starting a new life without their children? These are all…

Simple Gestures That Say, “I Love My Kids.”

One my favorite parts of each day is when I arrive home. When I come to the front door, it is locked. Before I can unlock it with my key, I hear the sound of my children fiddling with the doorknob on the other side. They know it’s me, but remains quiet until the door opens and we make eye contact. Then they start jumping up and down excited to see me. They continue jumping before finally yelling, “Daddy!” Their simple show of excitement makes me feel special and loved.

There is nothing like the love of your children to…

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