parenting

7 Lessons I Learned from my Dad

7 Lessons I Learned from my Dad
My dad turns 86 soon. As his birthday approaches, I am conscious of how appreciative I am of the impact he has had on my life. He has been an active part of my life, and he has taught me vital lessons. Without his guidance, love, and patience, I would have been an entirely different person. His influence and presence in my life has helped me live a better life. Here are 7 Lessons I learned from my dad. Maybe you can benefit from them too. 1. It’s ok to cry. My dad is a strong man—physically, emotionally, and mentally. He is over 6 feet tall with an athletic build and a very confid...
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HOW TO RAISE A SUCCESSFUL CHILD AS A SINGLE PARENT

HOW TO RAISE A SUCCESSFUL CHILD AS A SINGLE PARENT
As we get into the political season yet again, the pundits take aim at single parents, blaming us for increased crime, drug abuse, incarceration, poor parenting, poverty, and pretty much everything else under the sun. As a single parent who raised a good, successful child, I get incensed just listening to the rhetoric. I am tired of the blame shifted to single moms for all of these ills. After all, it takes two to consummate a relationship and have a child. If there are single moms, there are single dads too. So why isn’t the turmoil seen as a joint responsibility instead of all the blam...
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Should You Stay Married for the Sake of the Kids?

Should You Stay Married for the Sake of the Kids?
Relationships tend to be great in the beginning. Getting along is usually a lot easier when you first get together with someone. After all, there are less dynamics to deal with when you only have two people in a relationship. However, as relationships mature, more responsibilities are added and a couple becomes a family. This expands the number of challenges you have to face, changing the dynamics of the relationship. (more…)
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