5 Surprising Things about Teenagers

These things might change the way you act as a parent.

There are some surprising things about teenagers. Teens have a lot going on inside that they – Haven’t identified Are afraid to say Don’t know how to tell you These things can remain inside, alone and unattended. And, they often are the driving motivators behind some of their decisions and actions. What if parents knew […]

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Teach Your Son Guidelines for Approaching Girls

This is a much-needed skill in a man’s life

Parents need to give their sons guidelines for approaching girls. I have heard stories from women and girls about how badly this can go wrong. If the stories are even partially true, many men and boys badly need to be coached about this. A woman once told of her experience in being approached by a […]

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Mr. Right

There are some things that might surprise you about the right kind of man, and what they are really like. We live in a world where it seems that people feel the need to categorize others into well-established mental “boxes.” But the truth is that the men you know don’t always fit into the “Man […]

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6 Things That Might Surprise You About the Right Kind of Man

Good Men Really Don’t Fit Into Masculine Stereotypes

There are some things that might surprise you about the right kind of man, and what they are really like. We live in a world where it seems that people feel the need to categorize others into well-established mental “boxes.” But the truth is that the men you know don’t always fit into the “Man […]

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Kids, Money and Work

Guiding your children in the choices they make with money and work is HUGE!

For some reason, many parents feel uncomfortable teaching their kids about sex, money and work. (We’ll reserve the “sex talk” topic for another time.) Successful parenting doesn’t just provide food, clothing, and shelter for kids. Parents are also responsible for teaching their kids about how to live their own lives successfully in the real world. […]

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Helpless Kids Hurt Society

Helpless babies need to transition into helpful adults.

Helpless babies are an expected thing. Temporary helplessness in growing children is a normal part of the developmental process. But at some point, helpless babies need to transition into helpful adults. The lack of competency in basic life skills is a BIG threat to our children’s future success in life. There is a huge nationwide […]

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6 Things Smart People Notice in the Opposite Sex

Does your son or daughter know what to look for in a potential boy/girl friend? Do they know what kind of person they have to be in order to attract the right kind of attention? Are YOU helping them to avoid future relationship train wrecks? ____________________ There are generally 2 pieces to the “relationship puzzle.” […]

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Is Our Behavior Acceptable or Unacceptable?

4 Things That Are Only OK With Those Who Do Them

  Can our children/grandchildren’s actions unknowingly be reducing the number of friends/dates available to them? Are you doing things that automatically reduce your influence and effectiveness as a parent/grandparent among other parents/grandparents? Are we unconsciously repelling good people, causing them to dismiss or ignore us because of things we do? ____________________ Michael Hyatt, an online […]

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5 Things NOT to Post About Kids Online

I’m amazed at the things I've seen parents and grandparents post.

Let’s face it. Some people post unwise and inappropriate things about kids online. Sometimes, it’s about their own kids. Sometimes, it’s about other people’s kids. Sometimes I worry about kids being reared by parents who have such little regard for how wide open and even dangerous a place the Internet can be. Even when “stranger […]

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How to Filter Internet Content in Your Home

By Ben Janelle, Information Systems Director

One question I get asked a lot as a K-12 IT worker, is “How do I filter the Internet at home?” Computer savvy kids can find a way around most any block or filter put in place. So I believe it to be more important to educate, monitor, and have open dialogue with kids about […]

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