The one thing that I think is very important is the amount of time I spend with my kids.  I feel this way because my time with them shows how much I care. It also gives me the time hear about what is going well or not so well in their lives.  I would love… Read More


In a previous post I talked about the highly controversial topic of spanking. In that post I said that spanking is an important part of child rearing.  My views on that have not changed.  I feel that spanking is one way for parents to remain in control and to teach their children about acceptable behavior. … Read More


As adults we learn how to handle problems.  We learn that these problems can range from financial  to relationships to fixing the car.  We learn that some problems are very serious while others don’t need our immediate attention. As positive parents we must find ways to teach our kids how to handle their problems.… Read More


All children need to be taught about responsibility.  This is  a skill that does not comes naturally.  It starts from the time when they are little babies.  We teach them that there are consequences for their actions.  If they behave badly they get punished.  If they show positive behavior they get rewarded.  In the end… Read More


When I was a young man growing up in the Albany Projects in Brooklyn, New York there were a lot of city and government programs that I could participate in.  These programs were pretty diverse.  They covered everything from sports to art.  As the economy began to turn and corruption became the catch word these… Read More


Kids should never be left alone.  With young children this is obvious. Their reasoning  can lead them to make the wrong conclusions.  As parents we need to be constantly with them or have them with an adult who can be trusted.  Parents are the problem solvers.  Our kids look to us to provide the guidance… Read More


In one of my earlier posts I talked about the importance of positive speaking.  I always felt that the way I speak to my kids can determine what kind of relationship I  have with them and it will also determine what kinds of relationships they have with other people.  If I curse allot there’s a… Read More


It seems like yesterday that I was wishing everyone a Happy New Year.  2009 has come and is almost gone.  The year moved so fast.  There were many major events in my family.  My mom had a stroke in April ( She’s OK now),  my 23 year old daughter gave birth to her second daughter, … Read More


The time has come again to put up the Christmas tree and find hiding places for the toys.  This is the first year that my 5 year old is  aware of what the holiday means.  Since October he’s been showing his mom and I every toy that he sees in the catalogs we receive.  I… Read More


As I’m getting older I find that my perspective on patience has changed.   I no longer think it’s a crime that I  move slower.  If I can’t complete all the goals I’ve set for one day, I put them on a list for another day.  Patience is my ability or inability to deal with time. … Read More