Government School Alternatives, Part 1

This is the first article in a multi-part series focused on homeschooling & other alternatives to government schools.

The world being as it is, many parents are looking for alternatives to the standard government school system. Based on everything I have seen and experienced, I encourage it.

Perhaps some parents are not yet convinced of the problems, their magnitude, or their pervasiveness. In this article I will present reasons why all government school systems are unhealthy for children – no matter how Continue reading “Government School Alternatives, Part 1”

Raising A Child With Special Needs

I have been putting off this article, quite honestly, since the creation of AKC.  This isn’t something I speak about often in regular life, much less on the internet, not because I am ashamed or embarrassed, but because I’ve struggled with what to say – with how to broach this topic and do it justice.  So, with that in mind, I’m just going to simply speak about my own personal experience and offer some advice.

My youngest daughter, born 10 minutes after her twin, was diagnosed at birth with Down Syndrome. Continue reading “Raising A Child With Special Needs”

Chores, Allowance and How To Get Your Kids Involved At Home

Today it seems that kids aren’t expected to do jack shit outside of school work, and half the time most parents don’t even care about that.   All I ever see is kids sitting around with their faces buried in devices, their parents mindless zombies who do the same, and these kids are just expected to exist and flat out demand new things from their parents without working for it.  Today I’ll share how things work in my house and some tips for any of you dads who may need to lay down the law at home Continue reading “Chores, Allowance and How To Get Your Kids Involved At Home”

The Choice to Lead

When we embark on this journey as fathers and husbands, we are making a choice, but at that time it doesn’t seem like we are making such a monumental one.  Things like getting married and choosing to have kids with your wife are the easy things.  The other things that you chose at these times are to be the leader at all times.  You’re constantly under scrutiny, but at the same time, they all hold you to the highest regard in the first place, and if not, you’ve screwed something up. Something recently made me think about all of this and how we’re always looked upon to be the one who leads.

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8/21/17 Open Thread: Handling Bullies

Per the suggestion of one of our readers (thanks Murdoc34), we are going to start posting an Open Thread series for you to discuss various topics related to masculinity, marriage, raising children, and self-improvement.  The general format for these open threads will be we post a link to an article/video/etc and get your input on said topic.  If the participation goes well, we will expand this out to a few times per week.  Continue reading “8/21/17 Open Thread: Handling Bullies”

A Family Carved of Stone

As the leader of the pack that is your family, your guidance, words and most importantly your actions will dictate what your family looks like and ascribes to.  You’re the horse, and the driver of the cart and your actions are what they will consider the norm.  When it comes to health and fitness, there is no exception to this rule. Continue reading “A Family Carved of Stone”