Tag Archives: Experience

Dads, you are the standard by which all men are to be judged

By: Peter Sessum This is one of the duties that men must take seriously. Children look to their fathers as examples of how men should be and how they should be treated by men. You have one chance to set … 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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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 #35: Before the Baby Comes, Stop and Enjoy the View

When you talk to someone about surfing, it is always about riding the wave. How it breaks, shooting the curls, hanging ten and all that. Rarely do people talk about the view while sitting out in the middle of the … 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 #33: First Mother’s Day

By: Peter Sessum This will be the first Mother’s Day for Pete’s Parenting Pointers. It is also not a coincidence that it is also the first time the inspiration of the blog will have to figure out how to spend … Continue reading

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