Leader or Follower?

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Anytime one of my three children gets in trouble at school, my first question to them is always, “Were you being a leader or a follower today?” My oldest and only daughter always had an …

Work Hard to Play

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There is hardly a person on the planet that doesn’t like the opportunity to play. Of course, the term “play” has varying meanings at varying ages. For instance, play to a two-year-old might mean whacking …

Math Can Be Fun

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I have always loved math.  In fact, I once taught math in fifth through eighth grades. Math is orderly, straightforward and tends to have a right answer.  I’ve noticed, however that my eight grandkids seem …

“Because I Want To”

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“Because I want to.” This was my toddler son’s response to my question about why he had chosen to pee down the heating vent next to the toilet. It wasn’t very reassuring to me, but …

Fun Fall Traditions

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Fall evokes a myriad of emotions and memories for most people. By the looks of the grocery store aisles, it certainly must evoke all things pumpkin spice. But for many dads, it often brings thoughts …