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3 Keys of Family Leadership

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Happy Thanksgiving! Immediately after the holiday, I will be headed to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers. It is a true blessing to play in the NFL; however, one of the hardest parts is traveling away from my family. Several months ago, we went to West Virginia for training camp. … Continue reading…

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10 Encouraging Thoughts for All Pro Dads

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To all the fathers who brave outdoor high school football stadiums during the dead of winter just to see their son sit on the bench the entire game, we say, “Well done”.  To all the dads who sit on rock hard folding chairs to see their daughter’s two minute … Continue reading…

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My Child is Depressed, Now What?

my child is depressed

I’ll never forget the look on Keith’s (name changed) dad’s face at the hospital. It was an unbelievable combination of fear, sadness, relief, stunned confusion, severity, and gratitude. His son had unsuccessfully attempted to take his own life. “I knew things weren’t easy for him, but I just never … Continue reading…

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How to be a Good Father to a Toddler

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Carlos is glued to his big flat screen. He is eating chips and using the feature that lets him watch football and soccer at the same time. Suddenly, his two-year-old son loses interest and needs some attention. “Juanita!” he yells in the general direction of the kitchen, “you need … Continue reading…

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5 Financial Red Flags That Can Sink Your Family

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The joke – and it’s an old one – goes like this: Fred receives a windfall of $1,000. He asks a friend what’s the best thing to do with his money. “Open a checking account,” his friend said. “Then, whenever you need some money, you just write out a … Continue reading…

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