The time has come again when we put our hearts and souls into buying the perfect Christmas gifts.  I am the type of person who waits until the last moment to start buying.  I do this because I love the Christmas crowds and I feel that the best bargains are available the closer we are… Read More


One of the most important structures in today’s society is that of the family.  As a positive parent I work hard to make sure that my family understands that each of us plays a vital role in our survival.… Read More


As a positive parent the Thanksgiving holiday is something I look forward to. I’ve been writing in this blog for a little over a year and I’ve really enjoyed telling you about my experiences as a parent.  This year will be especially important because of the health issues my mother is going through.  Almost a… Read More


As a positive parent I am always looking for new ways to keep my kids focused.  Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time with my 16 year old who is a junior in high school.  As I did with his older brother I am talking to him about the real world. … Read More


When I was a new parent many years ago I can remember that feeling of joy.   I felt like I was on top of the world. I was so happy to have this baby in my arms with his ten toes and ten fingers.  My role as a positive parent had begun. I was so… Read More


I can remember clearly when all of my kids were born. My first was born in Cleveland, Ohio. The other two boys were born here in NYC. My stepdaughter was 16 or 17 when I first met her, so I was not around for her birth but she was also born here in NYC. … Read More


The second full week of school has just been completed.  I feel a little relieved that this is behind us.  As usual I waited until the last minute to organize my son’s school supplies. This was done even though I was given the supply list when school ended last June.  Despite it all I did… Read More


I can remember September 11, 2001 as if it were yesterday.  I was at work and from all appearances it was going to be a very busy day.  At 8:50 am someone heard on their headphone radio that one of the Twin Towers had been hit by a plane.  We all tuned our radios to… Read More


As a kid growing up in Brooklyn, NY, I never thought about what it would be like to get older.  During those times all I could think about was playing basketball and having fun.  I had those experiences because my positive parents made sure that was all I had to think about.  I feel really… Read More


I grew up in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  During those times I can remember two topics that filled the air waves. Those topics were the cold war and the civil rights movement.… Read More