A story this week caught my attention as some high school jocks on Long Island decided to disrupt their school by staging a “Tebowing” session in the middle of the hallways. Apparently these shenanigans went on for three days before two of the boys that were warned to stop doing it or face suspension. Needless [...]
I haven’t taken a weeks vacation in probably a couple of years. Yes, I’ve had days off here and there, but it’s been a while since I actually got on a plane and headed to a destination other than one located in the northeastern part of the U.S. This pattern will change pretty soon as [...]
For the longest time, my three year old has had an anti-potty stance as if she was a member of a union and Jimmy Hoffa was the president. Plain and simple, she was all set with going on the potty. All. Set. My wife and I tried just about every trick in the book. Sticker [...]
As a card carrying member of the Man Club, there are very few foods I wouldn’t stuff my face with – especially after having a few drinks. Day old burritos? No problem. Week-old General Tsao’s chicken? Just pick off the hardened rice and we’re good to go. Half-brown pears? Why not, they’re just as juicy [...]
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. That saying is on coffee mugs, shirts, Fathers Day cards, and more. It basically spells out the difference between being an accidental sperm donor and a present and positive male influence in your biological children’s lives. Growing with just a father [...]
I was never a snappy dresser but I used to know how to put an outfit together. Recently I realized I’d forgotten how to dress myself and decided to do something about it.
Is there anything more annoying that a child who doesn’t understand the concept of “no” or punishment? You’re completely crippled to do anything about it. Now, my son is quickly learning (they’re smart even at two) the meaning of no and punishment but he’s always pushing.
How do you feel about “other people’s kids”? I’m not talking about the children in your neighborhood or the kids who come over to play, or the kids I teach, for that matter. I’m talking about the random kids you encounter in public. You know who they are. They are the unattended, lightly parented, and [...]
Today is one of those days where you woke up and expected things to go smoothly and happily only to find yourself yelling at your kids and losing your temper. It’s also a business travel day for me which makes the outburst I threw down on my two oldest kids today even harder to deal [...]
To paraphrase Chris Rock “they don’t grade life decisions, but if you have the chairman of an adult video company telling you that you’ve got some hot clips and that he wants to do business, you ****ed up.” But what can parents do to help their kids avoid former Miss California Carrie Prejean’s dilemma? A good grounding in the new Birds and Bees, including thinking twice about what you send out in an e-mail, SMS or Facebook post — and no pictures, please!