Who was Susannah Wesley?
Susannah (1669 – 1742), was the mother of 19 children, and dealt with the loss of ten of those children before the age of 2. She was the mother of John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Christian denomination She was also the mother of Charles Wesley who is remembered for writing . . . → Read More: Susannah Wesley on Raising Children
Crazy…offended…disgusted…WRONG. It’s all over the news that U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner admitted to lying about posting an explicit photo on his Twitter account and carrying on inappropriate relationships with women he’d met online. It took him 10 full days of covering-up his lies before confessing his deeds to the waiting world. His parents & wife . . . → Read More: When A Lie Is A Lie
I hope you are afraid of a rattlesnake. If I see one coming down the road, I don’t simply move to the right-hand side. I give the snake the whole road! As with many aspects in our lives, there are certain things that you and I would do well to fear.
When our children . . . → Read More: When It Is Not Wrong to Fear
I was working outside a bit this weekend and something reminded me of a very unusual incident that happened several years ago. Our daughter was in Junior High at the time and it was a weekday night. All of sudden, I heard her screaming out of her bedroom window, apparently at some other kids. They . . . → Read More: Car Walking
John Scott Redd
John Scott Redd was born in my hometown of about 1,000 people in 1944. He was more than 10 years my senior so I never really knew him, but certainly knew of him. My twin brother and I took over his paper route when we were in grade school. My brother (K0ZR) . . . → Read More: An Admiral Life
What do Al Capone, Easy Eddie & Butch O-Hare have in common? What is the common thread that knits them together on the subject of parenting? Here are two compelling true stories.
Real-Life Story Number One
Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. Capone wasn’t famous for anything heroic. He was notorious . . . → Read More: Al Capone, Easy Eddie & Butch O-Hare
Sometimes looking at the flip side of an issue will alert you, and hopefully impact your decision in ways that facing the issue head on never could.
Or as they say…..
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Taken from a pamphlet entitled Twelve Rules for Raising Delinquent Children distributed by the Houston Police . . . → Read More: 12 Rules for Raising Delinquent Children
When I was in grade school, my dad was about 6-foot 3-inches tall and weighed about 230 pounds. He was a towering person to me. Dad usually walked home from his business for lunch every day in our small Midwestern town. During the fall season, the neighborhood kids and I would frequently ambush him . . . → Read More: How to Kick a Football
Every child needs protection….but many parents let their own insecurities take this element of parenting to the extreme. The mere notion that a child must be shielded from all pain is neither practical nor realistic.
Moms tend to be more over-protecting than dads as a rule, but I have seen both. The situation . . . → Read More: Over-Protecting Your Kids
Do you have any adult friends who just complain all of the time about everything? It gets old pretty fast. Most complainers did not begin this life-pattern as adults—they started as children!
If you have a child who complains too much of the time, adopt a new rule around home that their complaint will . . . → Read More: Do You Have A Complainer?