I’ve come to learn that fishing is much more than casting a line from a pole into a body of water in order to snag various kinds of fish and bring them to the surface for one of two purposes: to be tossed back carefully into the water or to be brought to the shore…

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I just wrote a blog in the past weeks that focused on pre-blocking as a time management principle and as a stress control methodology.  One of the brief examples I used was pre-blocking time with your kids.  So, I decided this was so important that I would carry this forward into this blog on parenting.…

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While as a parent, each of us works to put food on the table, clothes on the backs, and a roof over the heads of our children.  We work at instilling values and developing character.  We work to inspire our children to do well in school and extra-curricular activities and support their continuing education. We…

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I’m not a “normal” mom.  But that’s ok–my kids are far beyond normal! All of a sudden I realize that I am not a “normal” mom!  What a revelation! The house isn’t always straightened Meals aren’t always cooked on a regular schedule We don’t even have one of those things! I don’t belong to “civic”…

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Have you ever thought about what you hope for your kids? Do you think about the things you wish for them in their own lives?  I don’t mean do you think about what profession you want your child to pursue or where do you want them to live or what kind of activities they will…

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You might be saying, “Tell your kids you love them with words—like “ I love you”?   Aaah, I can’t do that.  My parents didn’t tell me they loved me.  They just knew that we knew.  And my kids are the same way.  They know we love them by how we treat them.  They just know.”…

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“Give your children the space to make decisions.  Let them make mistakes.  Learn together from those mistakes.” This sounds weird, doesn’t it? Give your children the space to make decisions and let them make mistakes???  Wow.  We don’t’ want our kids to make mistakes, do we?  We don’t want them to be hurt—either physically or…

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“Make time for your immediate and extended family”.  In a world where families fall apart  50% of the time—yes, 50% of marriages end in divorce, there is nothing more critical than spending quality time with those you love. Relationships take time, effort, and interaction.  Is there any anyone or anything in life that is more…

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