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4 Conversations Dads Must Have with Their Kids about Violence

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If we watch the news on a regular basis, it’s impossible to miss the strong attraction America has to stories featuring mayhem. The cliche: “If it bleeds, it leads” may be a huge generalization. But, too often, it seems to be the playbook by which news events are filtered. … Continue reading…

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Questions All Boys Need Answered

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Robin Williams was an amazing talent. Although he was an unbelievable comedian, I always enjoyed his dramatic portrayals more. One his most powerful scenes came in the movie Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon. Damon’s character, Will, had gone through foster care. During that time, he had been severely physically abused. Williams … Continue reading…

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How to Approach Issues that Divide People

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We love teaching our kids how to pitch, catch, hit, and tackle, but what about teaching your children how to approach issues that divide? Unfortunately, we have reached the middle of the second decade of this new millennium no closer to agreement – and possibly farther away – when … Continue reading…

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4 Super Bowl Lessons about Fatherhood

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The weekend is over, and the reality of another work week hits us smack dab in the face. This particular Monday, there are at least 53 men who just might feel like this is the worst Monday of their lives. At the same time, there are a different set … Continue reading…

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Drugs and Alcohol

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When I was growing up, Family Ties was one of my favorite TV shows. One episode in 1983 stood out to me. Teenage son Alex (played by Michael J. Fox) abuses diet pills (“Speed”) to increase his energy. The thing that stood out to me was that he became … Continue reading…

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