This past week my children came home from school repeating political rhetoric they no doubt heard from classmates at school. Instead of counter with our opinion, we chose to have a conversation about it.
I can’t scroll through my Facebook feed without seeing it. Trump is refusing access to Syrian refugees. Trump wants to build a wall on the boarder of the United States and Mexico. Trump wants to use tax-payer’s money to do so. Trump is misunderstood. Trump is the anti-Christ. Give Trump a chance. Here’s what Trump’s executive order really means. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah….and blah! I just want to see what people are up to on Facebook! Is that too much to ask?
Beyond great books, insightful parenting seminars, online resources, helpful blogs, conferences and numerous podcasts, there are 3 simple words that have the power to transform your life and your perspective on the journey of special needs.
My friend had no idea how deep the impact was that he was making on my life. He was just being…him. Loving, kind and understanding. His eyes never left mine, even when I looked away out of defeat or embarrassment. He was quiet as I spoke. Occasionally he would nod, a gesture that reassured me as I poured my heart out in complete vulnerability.
This is a guest post from our good friend and fellow Indianapolis resident, Jackie Bledsoe. He is a professional blogger, author, and speaker, but first and foremost a husband and father, who encourages men to better lead and love their families through his blog, JackieBledsoe.com
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Cell phones are convenient. Especially when you’re a parent. But sometimes we can go overboard on checking in with our kids and tracking their every move. How do you find a healthy balance with allowing your children some freedom and making sure they are safe?
My wife and I were on the slow side as far as allowing our daughter to have a cell phone. Our daughter got “her” first cell phone several months after turning 14, and even then we were reluctant. Since then the cell phone has been somewhat beneficial, but has also brought some, no, a lot of challenges.