Tag Archives: Development

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# 39 Avoid the Toddler Ten

By Peter Sessum Everyone has heard for the “Freshman 15” for new college students but no one talks about the Toddler 10 for new dads. It is a common affliction that no one seems to be spending any time or … Continue reading

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Kid Shows Bad for Kids?

I know that people like to blame movies and video games for bad behavior, but I think that is incorrect. Partly because if are letting your child watch movies made for adults or do not explain that what happens in … Continue reading

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Tip #38 No Mean No and Stop Means Stop NOW

By: Peter Sessum I have said it before, one lesson I learned in the Army is that pets, privates and children all have one thing in common. If you are not in charge, they are. But it is more than … 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 #26: Choose a Good Name

There are times when I hear a kid’s name and I think, “Why do some parents hate their children before they are even born?” A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet and a chrysanthemum by any … 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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