I was “hit” by the haters over a single tweet (out of nearly 200,000 I have sent) and ignored when I explained and clarified it. The details are ultimately irrelevant but the lessons for me (and perhaps for you) are invaluable.
If there’s one thing we must teach our children, it is the value of caring for others – acts of service – charity and giving. We will discuss this subject Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET. We have a special person to honor this week in Nisha Varghese who is the embodiment of giving and caring! Let’s support HER charity this week – The Malala Fund – here is her fundraising page. Let’s get “her” over the next milestone and top $5,000!
Returning to #DadChat as the school year begins, we are so pleased to announce that Angela Maiers will be our guest this Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET to discuss her new book, “Liberating Genius in the Classroom.” I’m fond of saying that Angela is “America’s Teacher.”
Okay, I have become a bit obsessed with golf. Now that I live ON a golf course, is it any wonder? So, I post daily photos of “my” golf adventures. So what? I began this blog series before this “obsession,” when I did play golf but most definitely didn’t take it seriously. I still don’t “take is seriously” but I have begun to truly love it. So, this series will continue with a bit more enthusiasm and experience.
A man I respect a great deal – Dennis Prager – talks and writes a great deal about values and morality. He has, for decades, liked to ask a group of kids (up to college age) the same question: If a stranger or a dog were drowning and you could only rescue one, who would you rescue? He says the answer is almost always the same: 1/3 say their dog, 1/3 say the stranger, and 1/3 say they don’t know. It begs the question of the value of human life, doesn’t it? What would your kids say? That is this week’s Moral Question of the week. Your thoughts are welcome below…
At the suggestion of a #DadChat regular and hearty endorsement from our community, we are bringing our “potty mouths” to #DadChat this Thursday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET. NO, of course WE are not bringing our foul language since ALL us parent are so discreet with it. WE are going to discuss how to manage our children when they hear/learn these words or start using them.
I would love to have a co-host/guest – do you want to bring your point-of-view to this topic? Please email me if interested: [email protected]