Category Archives: Guidelines

It Might ‘Take a Village’ but Raising Your Kid is Your Responsibility

By: Peter Sessum I get it, your child is your special little snowflake and the most important person in the world to you. Unfortunately, your kid is just another of billions of children in the world to me and pretty … Continue reading

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Tip #41: Find Creative Means of Communication

By Peter Sessum There comes a point, I believe, that the voice of the parents stop being the voice of authority and more like white noise to be ignored. If you have ever spent time around a cat or a … Continue reading

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Tip #34: Extreme Parenting, Bad for You, Bad for Baby

The recent Time magazine cover and article has brought breast feeding and extreme parenting into the national discussion. (The dad’s perspective is noticeably absent.) My advice, especially for dads, is not to get distracted by the sensational and focus on … Continue reading

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Tip #23: Kids Are Gullible

Seriously, they will believe ANYTHING! Think about the things you grew up believing and try to explain them to a reasonable adult. You will realize how naïve you were or maybe how trusting. The reason kids believe this stuff is … Continue reading

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Tip #16: TV is Entertainment, Not a Babysitter

The pretty pictures on the television will mesmerize a child, but that is no reason to park your kid in front of the screen and walk away. Even with educational shows or videos, leaving a child unattended in front of … Continue reading

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Tip #7: It isn’t a competition

Some people love to compete. It is sad when they bring their kids into it. Especially when the competition is something that you have no control over, like when a baby’s teeth come in. In the end, all that matters … Continue reading

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Tip #2: Children are an investment

There is a saying, “A boat is a hole in the water you throw money into.” Kids are pretty much the same. They eat and grow so you are constantly investing money in food and clothes with little return because … Continue reading

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