What Was The Photographer Thinking?

Recently, Melody and I read a news article about a little boy in a wheelchair who was having his yearly class picture made. Not a biggie, right? Wrong! Apparently, the little boy who was placed (by the photographer) far off to the side of  his classmates during the yearly photo, was never moved closer to […]

The Will Smith Parenting Style

Recently, I read an article (or two) about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s parenting style. He was quoted as saying, “We respect our children the way we would respect any other person. Things like cleaning up their room. You would never tell a full-grown adult to clean their room, so we don’t tell our […]

We Don’t Count the Steps

In my family we don’t count the steps. I never have and I never will.  This may sound a bit odd until I explain. From an early age I knew my dad had been adopted. He spent his earliest years (and beyond) with these two loving parents who I knew as my grandparents, calling them […]

Insightful Football Coach Builds Character Through Compassion

We all want our children to develop character traits that will help them succeed in life. As parents, we do our best to guide them along the way. However, it’s also a parent’s responsibility to surround our children with good role models when possible. Sometimes these associations are by design and sometimes you just happen […]

How far will you go to protect your child’s self-esteem?

If you read news online, you may have seen talk about the dad who protected his son from bullies by wearing a skirt. If you haven’t, you can read the full story here. The short of it is this man’s 5 year old son was being bullied because he liked to wear little girl’s skirts […]