Tag Archives: Peace and Quiet

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 #24: Win The Bedtime Battle

This will drive parents crazy. Getting a kid into bed is easy; having a kid stay in bed can be a challenge. This is where being the Alpha in the family will be put to good use, or be tested. … 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 #13: Seek Understanding, Not Silence

A common rookie mistake, the kid is crying and the parent just wants to shut the kid up. That is a short term solution with no long term benefits. What you need to do is be able to understand where … Continue reading

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