Tag: Raising Hell or Raise Them Well

"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?

Support your kid's dreams though they are not your own

Support your kid's dreams though they are not your own
    Raising Hell… Is when  you refuse to support, accept or at least respect the dreams and aspirations of your children. Raising Them Well… Is when you do. Don’t force your own dreams down your kid’s throats. If you’ve never had a dream, don’t diss them because they do.  Sometimes our kids’ aspirations seem... Read more »
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Withholding your children out of spite

Withholding your children out of spite
Dear Readers, Please forgive my absence. I have been going through a lot of challenges in my family life. One of them involves my youngest grandson, who I have not seen since his 4th birthday party in early February, which was held in my home. Because of a disagreement between his parents, the mother vowed... Read more »

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 »
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The Tough Breaks of Parenting: Break the Negative Cycle

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: Break the Negative Cycle
 Break the Cycle   Break the cycle of neglect, lies, fear and disrespect Negative cycles of guilt and regret Cycles of mental, physical, sexual abuse Tobacco and substance use Cycles of superstitions, and nonsense traditions And dreams that don’t come to fruition Cycles of crabs in the barrel And thinking that’s narrow Cycles of self-hate,... Read more »

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: "Break your bad habits"

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: "Break your bad habits"
A series examining the tough breaks all parents go through. Bad habits are hard to break.  Many are passed down through generations to our kids. It’s time we parents, look in the mirror and ask ourselves what habits should we break in order to raise our children well. Here are three: 1. Being late. Children... Read more »

Bullied: A Family History, (Part 3 of 3) “Give Bullying the Beatdown”

Bullied: A Family History, (Part 3 of 3) “Give Bullying the Beatdown”
    This is the final installment in a 3-part series on my family’s history with bullying.  In this post, I give suggestions on how parents and children can fight back. Pay attention to sudden change in behavior. Listen to what your kids say or don’t say. Look for warning signs: Withdrawal, trouble sleeping, anger,... Read more »
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Bullied: A Family History, Part 2 of 3 "My Son's Story"

Bullied: A Family History, Part 2 of 3 "My Son's Story"
  In Part 1,  I shared with you my experiences of being bullied. In Part 2, I’ve written my oldest son’s story. Hopefully our past history will enlighten parents about the seriousness of bullying.  Part 3, will focus on what parents can do about it.   Finding the right school goes wrong My family and... 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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