If you are one of the unlucky ones that are known to complain about nearly everything under the sun, look out, cause I am swinging for you today. Actually I am coming after all of us that would complain about ANYTHING! Want to fail at everything? Just be a complainer, you will achieve it no problem!Continue Reading
Strong leadership is CRITICAL to raising kids!
I suppose it’s time to talk once again about the 5 sons I am trying to raise. Recently someone asked me about my parenting style. Actually, they more or less were saying they didn’t like my parenting style. But as I explained what I was trying to achieve they realized that, while still not perfect, it is exactly how my children (or any kids) need to be raised. Leadership is everywhere, we cannot avoid it, however it is time we start to embrace leadership that actually LEADS people, not just moves with the hottest trends.Continue Reading
Raising 5 children, that are all male, and living to talk about it.
I have talked about this before to a certain degree, but with 5 kids you think I could squeeze at least five articles out of them… OK obviously I could squeeze a lot more out of them, but I don’t have enough Kleenex on hand to wipe up the snot… Boys are hilarious, they get dirty, they bleed a lot, they bruise a lot, they cry, hit, yell, break stuff, A LOT. If left unsupervised they would seriously take over this house and sell the copper wire from the walls for Slurpee money… So I don’t let them. Yes that’s right, I don’t let my kids do whatever they want, whenever they want to do it!!!Continue Reading
How many times have we heard this: “MY KIDS WILL NOT LISTEN TO ME!!! WHY!?!?”
Well there could be a number of reasons that your kids will not listen to you. And it would be very easy to try and say “Oh they are just free-spirited” or some other excuse… The fact is that if your kids will not listen to you, does NOT begin with the child! It begins IN you.Continue Reading
Typically a fence means no freedom, or does it?
We all want our kids to have freedom right? Freedom to make great choices, and live a life better than our own. But what if I told you that giving your kids REAL freedom, meant you had to place boundaries around that very child? You might have heard about a study dealing with fences around a playground, and what children would do if the fences were removed. The question was raised after people feared that placing fences around schoolyard playgrounds, would limit the creative, exploring characters in developing children. “Hey if we get rid of this fence, then all these kids will have freedom! And explore what is OUTSIDE of the fenced area!”
A family of seven people isn’t the biggest family in the world.
I know there are bigger families out there, or people even dumber than me, but a family of seven is pretty decent… I jest of course, but in the West of the world anything over the standard 2.3 children can raise some eyebrows! Now make all of those 5 kids male and you get the standard “Oh your poor wife!” … well she is married to me so she has riches beyond measure!… Anyway, how do we deal with the mayhem that is raising 5 children? 5 MALE children? Full of energy, and volume, and violence, and blood, which gets all over the place.