Tag Archives: Discipline

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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What is Your Parental Authority Based on?

By: Peter Sessum There is no quicker way to prove to your child that you have no power over them than to yell, “Respect my authoritah!” While parents do not have to rule with an iron fist, there needs to … 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 #37: Big Fun v. Little Fun

By: Peter Sessum I admit, I was sucked in by the Tweet, “When Kids Have Chores, I End Up Doing Work.” I was intrigued. But mostly, I was confused. How can you do the work if it is your kid … 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 #27: You Are Not Your Father

This is great news if you are Luke Skywalker, but if you have a great dad this is not that reassuring. Expectant fathers should take the time to reflect on their own dads and see what kind of parent he … Continue reading

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