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12 Things You Should Do with Your Kids Every Year

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I recently listened to a TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson regarding educating our children. He made the argument that in order for kids to learn you have to engage their curiosity, individuality, and their creativity. He then went on to make this brilliant analogy: Death Valley is the … Continue reading…

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How the NFL Season Can Help You Be a Better Father

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Sports dads like myself are more excited than normal right about now. The NFL Season is here! The anticipation has been building since the draft a few months ago. Coaches and fans learn the new players they’ll have playing for their team. Then training camp starts and we see how … Continue reading…

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Teaching Your Kids to Finish Strong

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At the University of Georgia, Coach Mark Richt introduced a concept known as “Finish the Drill.” It was the motto of our team in practices, workouts, and games. Our coach understood that good teams become championship teams based on their ability to finish strong. That attitude carried me into … Continue reading…

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7 Conversation Starters for Family Dinners

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The Jones household is in desperate need of some dinner conversation starters. Five minutes into the meal, Tony (a.k.a. Dad), having patiently waited for the initial feeding frenzy to settle down, asks twelve-year-old Emily, “What’s new at school?” “Nothing.” “How about you, Jason?” “I dunno.” In desperation, he looks … Continue reading…

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10 Ways to Help Children Who Have a Problem with Lying

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I was a teenager aching for summer. It was a cold winter afternoon and I was the only one home. Working on my golf swing in the middle of the living room seemed like a good idea at the time. The mechanics of my swing were perfect, but unfortunately … Continue reading…

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