Yep, it's getting close to that time again - pumpkin carving time! Time to get out the tools and carve a great Jack-O'-Lantern! These tips for carving a pumpkin jack o lantern will take you from start to fantastic finish. Us Youngblood Men usually wait until close to Halloween to carve our pumpkins. It really gets my son into the spirit … [Read more...] about Great Tips For Carving A Pumpkin Jack O Lantern
We all know the basics of being a good parent. Be kind, be understanding, be loving, be compassionate, be strong, etc. etc. etc. But there are also quite a few unique ways to be successful in parenting by thinking just a tad outside the box. Being a wee bit different does not mean you are failing as a parent. In fact, it could be the difference between raising happy, … [Read more...] about Three Unique Ways To Be A Better Parent
The road to being a great man starts with being a good boy! The journey to responsibility starts with small steps early in life. And that journey often begins with three great core principles. Dependability, accountability, and reliability. All three are pretty much the same thing when you break them down and they all come back to the same message. Do what you say you will, … [Read more...] about Three Tips To Teach Reliability For Kids
Lately I have been dealing with my son and his emotions. Fourth grade homework has been a rocky road so far as he has struggled with getting work done on time. Plus he has been sad this week because his mom left after her recent visit. So, how do I deal with a nine year old who is feeling overwhelmed by the world? Of course, with a lot of love, support, understanding, and … [Read more...] about How To Comfort A Child Who Is Upset
School is in session... are you failing Parenting 101? Do you wonder, "Am I failing as a parent?" I am never one to judge or question somebody's personal parenting style or wisdom. Hey, they are your kids, you do what you want. Good or bad, right or wrong. You ultimately have no one to congratulate (or blame) other than yourself! I truly feel there are many ways to raise a … [Read more...] about 11 Ways You Are Failing As A Parent!
All of my work centers around communication - whether it be coaching clients, consulting businesses or teaching parents. I firmly believe that great communication skills can make the world better and change your life, both personally and professionally. With that said, I think there are two main areas where parents can use a little help when it comes to dealing with … [Read more...] about Talking And Listening To Children
The 2016 Olympics in Rio are just about a memory and, if your child is anything like mine, they have watched intently. My son is completely smitten with the athletes - the speed, power, skill, and effort. He also loves all the pageantry, sportsmanship, back stories, human interest angles, and historic facts and figures. Every four years (every two actually with the staggered … [Read more...] about Three Great Lessons from the Olympics