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Everything Your Kids Need To Know About Life In One Poem

Be the nice kid is some advice from author Bryan Skavnak. He wrote it for his golf book, but be the nice kid is advice for us all.

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Fall Is The Best Time To Make A New Year’s Resolution

Fall is the best time to make a New Year’s resolution. As you get back into routine, add something you want to fix in the mix; like making and sticking to a budget.

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Why Ben Mulroney Needs To Take #20Minutes4Change

Ben Mulroney took a stand for parents’ rights this week blasting the Girl Scouts for advocating teaching kids about consent. He couldn’t be more wrong ever.

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A Gift Guide Full Of Real Holiday Magic

Around this time of year many bloggers come out with holiday gift guides, listing of all the things you should be buying for your friends and family. I’m going to put a spin on that this year, by sharing a list of charities my family supports.

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Life Is Better When You’re Dirty

What’s it’s like to raft the Bow River with kids? Well you just take a deep breath and let them go. Life is better wet and dirty.

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I Am A Parenting Outlier. I Don’t Want To Be One Any Longer.

There are days where I feel all alone with my parenting philosophy of raising informed, empathetic, respectful children. I hate that feeling.

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We Need To Talk About Bloggers Using Kids For Clicks

By definition, bloggers using kids is what happens when you’re a blogger who writes about family life. But we need to be hyper away about how, why, who, and when.

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Talking To My 6 Yr Old About Consent

It’s not too early to talk to your sons about consent. Take 20 minutes to explain respect and empathy in age appropriate language. Stop the cycle with our sons.

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When The Loudest One Wins, We All Lose

Boys will be boys? I don’t know if that’s the right way to describing the frightening scene I witnessed at my son’s soccer tryouts, but when the loudest ones win, we all lose.

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The Three Word Parent Hack To End Sibling Rivalry Forever

This three word parent hack will end sibling rivalry in your home forever. Or it should, anyway.

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Teach Your Kids To Spend Their Own Money

From books to toys, my kids want want want. So instead of give give give, I’m teaching them to rely on themselves by managing their own money. It’s never to early to teach money lessons.

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Are High Chairs At Restaurants A Human Right?

Another uptight parent is ruining things for the rest of us normal breeders. Are high chairs at restaurants a human right? This guy thinks so.

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Words My Kids Can’t Pronounce

Every kid has words they can’t properly pronounce and every parent secretly hopes they will mispronounce those words forever.

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I Left My 8yo Home Alone, If I Lived In Rhode Island, I’d Be In Jail

Am I a bad parent? I left my 8 yr old home alone to look after his brother while I drove my wife to a party. In some states, I’d be in jail right now.

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Why I Beat My Kids (On Family Game Nights)

I beat my kids. Every chance I get I will show them who’s boss and lay a good whooping on them .. at Battleship, Clue, Hedbanz, and Connect 4. This is a good thing, people.

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These Parenting Lessons In Star Wars Will Have You Wonder If You’re Raising Darth Vader

Are there parenting lessons in Star Wars? Yes, very much so. Luke and Anakin started similar, and ended up very different. In Star Wars Identities, our life path is explored.

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