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WTH! Your voting-age kids aren’t voting?!!

WTH! Your voting-age kids aren’t voting?!!
Raising Hell: When you neglect to teach your children the importance of voting. Raising Them Well: When voting is emphasized in the household, whether they chose to exercise that right or not. A group of young people were visiting my sons one evening and started talking about the election. Two men in their twenties revealed... Read more »

"Daddy, are you there?" 10 Ways Noncustodial fathers can help raise their kids

"Daddy, are you there?" 10 Ways Noncustodial fathers can help raise their kids
Raising Hell: Being an absentee father Raising Them Well: Being there even when you can’t always be there. Ways noncustodial fathers can help raise their children: Establish a united front with the other parent – especially in front of your children. Be on one accord regarding discipline, goals etc.. Kids pick up on divisiveness. It leads... Read more »

Blunt advice for teens. Do you agree?

What do you think about the blunt advice given in the news article? Is it raising hell or raising kids well?

6-year old handcuffed and arrested! How to stop a temper tantrum WITHOUT police force

6-year old handcuffed and arrested!  How to stop a temper tantrum WITHOUT police force
Recently, six year old Salecia Johnson of Milledgeville, Georgia, had a terrible temper tantrum in her kindergarten class.  She was destroying property and throwing things.  She tipped over a small bookshelf that skimmed the Principal’s leg. It scared the heck out of the teachers, so they called police. The cops handcuffed Salecia, put her in... Read more »

From Precious to Predator...or Prey?

From Precious to Predator...or Prey?
Parents, hold your boys close: Black parents, hold your boys closer. In light of Trayvon Martin’s killing, I have reflected on my past challenges and fears of raising my boys and keeping them safe. Many parents have told me it’s so much easier raising boys than girls. I say there are different sets of challenges,... Read more »

The Million Father March: Calling All Men to Lead Our Children Back to School

  To all you fathers, granddads, brothers, uncles, cousins, mentors and family friends:  No time to talk the talk, it’s time to walk the walk. September 6, 2011 (or whenever school starts in your community) put your gym shoes on and take your kids back to school. That’s what’s called the Black Star Project Million... Read more »
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    I pursued a satisfying career in the advertising industry, served as a volunteer mentor and parent educator at my two (now grown up) sons' schools and have actually stayed happily married for over a quarter of a century. However, my most gratifying achievement was raising my sons well. I'm not saying there wasn't a little bit of hell raising going on, but you live and learn. Now I'm passing the knowledge on to you. My goal is to turn these nuggets of wisdom into reference books for parents.

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