Category Archives: Parenting??

Some friends asked me to share thoughts on my parenting style. After claiming it seemed a bit arrogant since none of my kids were grown and could all still go “horribly bad” and then I’d look like a fool, I heard, “Don’t care. Do it anyway. It won’t be held against you.”

So, here you go, some of my thoughts on parenting. Keep in mind, I won’t touch on the stuff you can get from any parenting book but instead will focus on what gets ME thinking. Read at your own risk, I could be dreadfully wrong. Good luck… At least you care enough to read something, huh?

Seriously. It’s Not Your Fault

Here’s the deal. The world KNOWS that the number of kids diagnosed on the autism spectrum is rising and along with that has come a slew of… I hate to say it… but… PREDATORS. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post … Continue reading

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Kyle’s Autism Story… OR… How I Got REAL Happy.

I’ll admit it. I am a flawed human being. But I’m trying my best. It feels like I always have. Of course, I’m guessing most people would SAY that. But until I had two sons that were diagnosed with autism, … Continue reading

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MEN… It’s Time to Serve. And LOVE It.

Read at your own risk. This is personal and deep (for me) but I feel compelled. So, here you go. Early on in my wife’s pregnancy with our twins, I had a horrifying thought. Now, you should know that I … Continue reading

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Constructive Kidicism

My 2 oldest boys, 17 and 19 are very smart. Obviously, most parents would SAY that. But those 2 suckers did something this weekend SO smart that they had me questioning myself. Here’s the most interesting thing. They were so … Continue reading

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I Cry Alone

I’m a man. Which means I’m supposed to be the strong one, the one that is the rock, the one that others can turn to if they need “lifting up.” And I like to think I do a fairly good … Continue reading

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Wow… That HURT.

A few days ago Ricky (unknowingly) said something that dismayed me. He ran in to the kitchen and said, “Dad, I’m going have a kid, maybe name him Kyle Jr.” then he smiled, giggled and ran off. Obviously, this SHOULD … Continue reading

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The Three Inning Rule

Have you ever just completely lost it with one of your children? They push the exact right buttons and send you over the edge? Yeah, I know, I have too. And then afterwards you realize what you’ve done and you … Continue reading

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Protected: You Look Like a Model

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Kids Are Like Velociraptors

Recently I had a conversation with a co-worker who told me, in dealing with his 6 month-old daughter – who was screaming and crying uncontrollably because she wasn’t getting what she wanted – that he was calmly rocking her to … Continue reading

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Treat Them Like Friends

A few years back, I got in to a discussion/disagreement with my younger sister. We argued back and forth and back and forth – as we’re both strong willed (that’s code for stubborn) until my mother, who was visiting had … Continue reading

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Just For the Fellas: “Hop Up” and “Hustle”

I had no idea it would work for others like it works for me. I had no idea anyone else would be “stupid” enough to even TRY my “hair-brained” scheme. I had no idea anyone else would be remotely interested … Continue reading

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