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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Get Your Action Plan for the New Year

As you think about finishing this year strong and setting goals for the coming year, it's important to include your fathering in that process. Taking time to assess your progress as a dad is imperative if you want to do your best for your kids. It's important to know where you’re strong and where you need to make adjustments.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Helping Kids Distinguish Between Needs and Wants

The Luxury Marketing Council of Florida says that luxury spending has seen an annual growth of 20-30%, where general retail spending has seen an increase of 5%. One Encarta Dictionary definition of luxury is "an item that is desirable but not essential, and often expensive or hard to get." Translation: needs are up 5% per year, and wants are up 20-30%!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Help Your Kids Find Christmas Joy

As Christmas rapidly approaches, there's a lot to look forward to. Many of us remember holiday seasons growing up where the anticipation was almost unbearable, and all the food and lights and family traditions added to the sense of wonder.

Monday, December 14, 2009

3 Holiday Tips for Single Dads

The holidays are here. You love your kids, and you want to be with those little rascals. You want to share all the wonderful experiences that the holidays promise, but you're divorced—or you are getting a divorce—and you don't want to share them with your ex. What to do?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Safeguarding Your Teen Driver

Car crashes are the number one cause of death today for teenagers (age 16-20). And several recent studies point to parents as a key factor in safety for teenage drivers.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Scrooge on Marriage

Have you seen the most recent movie version of A Christmas Carol? I’ve seen every form of this movie with its various actors, including Patrick Stewart, Scrooge McDuck, and Bill Murray, but this one is my favorite. Visually it was stunning with the 3-D effects and cartoonish realism; definitely a theater-worthy movie.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Why You’re Critical to Your Child’s Education

In a recent Washington Post article, Patrick Welsh, a high-school English teacher in Virginia, wrote about some disturbing trends he sees in his classroom.

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