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Best Life Lessons Learned From a Sports Dad

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All three of my kids play youth sports throughout the course of the year. You will find me on the sidelines with a team shirt and whistle as one of the volunteer coaches. I am what you would call a sports dad. For roughly the last 10 years, since … Continue reading…

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The Value of Sports for Our Children

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The playing fields and courts of children’s sports abound with life lessons and character development. For me, they built teamwork skills, provided lifelong memories, and friendships. Sports taught me things about myself that have helped guide me in my life direction. For starters, thanks to Pop Warner football, I learned at an … Continue reading…

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Is Your Child Being Damaged by the Selfie Generation?

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Self portraits are nothing new. Artists have been doing them for centuries. However, those artists weren’t producing ten an hour and posting them for instant voting results. This is the age of the selfie–my least favorite word in our culture today. Seeing young guys and girls posting provocative pictures … Continue reading…

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False Wisdom You Should Not Teach Your Kids

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I have a hard time with cliches. You hear them all the time. Something sounds good so people start saying it over and over. They even become mantras some live by. Normally, we hear them in response to a person’s difficulty or personal pain. They are always shared with … Continue reading…

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Confession: I’m Too Harsh with My Kids

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I realized, I’m too harsh with my kids. The other day, I was driving with my two kids in the backseat. My daughter started to do things that annoyed my son. He was clearly upset and started laying into her. Immediately, I noticed his harsh words and tone. My … Continue reading…

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