A New Direction

With Way of the Warlord over, it frees up my Friday post.  I like the open thread idea but I’ll be using this day for any number of articles. Book reviews, product reviews, insights on topics, really anything.  Today we’ll open the floor to the topic of raising sons, as I have something from my life that I wanted to share.

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Tough Love

Over the weekend my son got upset over a game he was playing.  I decided that he had enough and shut it down.  I could see tears welling up in his eyes.  He’s 10 years old and I remember that at that age crying was not an option.  I told him “stop crying, you’re too old for that.”  in an assertive but not overly loud tone.  He looked at me with that look that I think most boys give their fathers when they realize that I’m not going to coddle or comfort him.  Its a look of respect, fear, and maybe even a slight bit of anger.  The whole interaction got me thinking about how and when to show your children that you aren’t the one they come crying to for comfort over every little thing.  Today, I’ll share my experiences and thoughts on the matter.

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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”