Category Archives: Fatherhood

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    The Disease Called Boy

    I always had a bit of uncertainty about being a father; even during my inebriated twenties I understood the buzz kill children could regularly become. But while my leaning fluttered between surrender, after a baby shower (which those for couples should be strictly forbidden), and mortal fear at the sight of friends’ mundane sleep deprived […]

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    The Social Media App Yik Yak and The Dangers of Anonymity

    What better way to motivate the aspiring bully than with an app that makes it easy to be one? I won’t belabor the well-documented social scourge plaguing many of our nation’s schools, nor will I criticize the dereliction of countless parents who can’t or won’t do their damn job. I will however, comment on what […]

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    3 Management Tips That Help My Kids Do Better In School

    I’m continually surprised how a twenty year management career influences the way I parent. Strategies used in the boardroom regularly bleed over into my living room.  Plus, if you’ve ever been the ‘boss’ you’ll understand it often feels more like babysitting. I was managing people a decade before my daughter was born and already seasoned […]

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    The Real Me? – Our Kids and Their Online Lives

    From an early age our daughter knew she would get her first cell phone the summer before middle school, on her 11th birthday.  Sixth grade is traditionally the symbolic first step towards becoming a teenager, and leaving behind the indulgences of elementary school for the hard knocks of the middle grades seems a perfect atmosphere […]

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    What Sandy Hook should teach divorced parents

    The State of Connecticut’s report into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School should be mandatory reading for every divorced parent. While it doesn’t explain the motive for Adam Lanza’s rampage the morning of December 14th, it does provide some pieces to the puzzle that had been missing. Most will conclude that Adam’s mother, Nancy […]

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    Blood is thicker than a marriage certificate

    AS THE QUEEN and I move another step towards our second, and God willing, last marriage, I can’t help but reflect on the couple we’ve become and consider the changes that will inevitably follow after we exchange vows and begin our life as husband and wife. While a bit unromantic, it is irresponsible and foolish […]

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    The world’s best cure against bored kids

    It’s perhaps the great plight of parenting; our desperate need to be doing, the mad rush to be moving about, going here, heading there. We join in this universal chorus with elementary school and its soccer practices and birthday parties. Saturday mornings grow sacred for worshiping the god Pop Warner. While hopeful Pele’s and Beckham’s […]

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