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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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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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