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A Universal Message to Parents!

April 4, 2017

A Universal Message to Parents!

Parents!  Although this article involves Sophia, a nearly three-year-old toddler, there is a powerful message here that I believe is critically important for all our sons and daughters to learn.  Brandi Brenner, Sophia’s mother, has done an excellent job demonstrating that we Parents can change the world by teaching and modeling “Love and Acceptance” in front of our children … and behind their backs!

The article below sends a great message to all Parents.  The truth is this:

“Research suggests that kids ARE NOT BORN with biases about race and gender.” 

That quote speaks volumes about the responsibility of Parents in shaping the world we live in.  All read more …

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Chubby Bunny: Dangerous Game!

July 28, 2016

“The Parental Grapevine!”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

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Chubby Bunny:  Dangerous Game!

For the past several weeks, I’ve pointed out some of the Dangerous Games our teens and tweens participate in during Summer Break and at other times when they have less supervision and more free time to goof off.  Chubby Bunny:  Dangerous Game! is my last blog post about the popular but life-threatening “Games” our sons and daughters can get involved with during the summer when they are …

  • Looking for thrills … in all the wrong places
  • Suckered into … “I Dare You!” challenges
  • Curious about … how something “Feels”
  • Just plain BORED!

In any one of these four states of mind, a number of tweens and teens have turned to Chubby Bunny, a “Game” with a cute name … but like so many others – IS Dangerous!

Here’s the Chubby Bunny definition offered by IceBreakerIdeas.com, a website that provides “everything you ever wanted to know about icebreaker games and activities”:

“Chubby Bunny is a popular, fun game, frequently played by campers around a campfire. Players put an increasing number of marshmallows in their mouths and attempt to clearly and audibly say the phrase “Chubby Bunny”.  The winner is the person who is able to say the phrase with the most marshmallows in his or her mouth.”

Chubby Bunny is Dangerous and Dumb!

If you watch The Doctors, America’s Medical Dream Team, you know they dispense life-saving educational information that their audience can rely on.  The show is hosted by ER physician Dr. Travis Stork and co-hosted by read more …

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Parenting in the Early “Middle” Years … Tart!

December 17, 2015

“The Parental Grapevine!”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

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 Parenting in the Early “Middle” Years … Tart!

Here’s the 2nd Excerpt from “Mom and Dad Don’t Have a Clue!” Remember, we’re still looking back in time at what may have been your early parenting experience.

Level Five: Maintaining Control – A Delicate Balance!

Level Five is where parenting really gets dicey. Honesty and clear thinking on your part … is critically important. Ask yourself a bold question:

“Is controlling my teenager the most important thing to me?”

That question is critically important because it goes to the heart of your ability to cope with, recover from, and celebrate after the Turbulent Teen Years have run their course. So before you answer the question, let me interject a thought … read more …

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Parenting in the Early Years … Sweet!

December 13, 2015

“The Parental Grapevine!”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

  Malbec Grapes

 Parenting in the Early Years … Sweet!

Do you remember when parenting your child was a breeze? Most days felt like a “Play Day” for you. From Infancy and even through the Terrible Two’s, you were the Effective Parenting wiz. You were a Star Performer! Remember how other parents envied your child-rearing skills? Why wouldn’t they. You had a model child by any standard.

Back then parenting your child was stress-free. Your Pride & Joy was a wonderfully behaved little person. If Childrearing were an Olympic Sport, YOU would have been a Gold Medal Champion!

Okay, now let’s drop-kick that “Fantasy” down to a Level One Reality! read more …

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