Revisiting Gratitude, Social Media and our Kids

What’s New? Where do I begin. First, tonight February 23 we are discussing Social Media and Our Kids at #DadChat with co-host Jure Klepic. This is an important topic for all of us especially in light of the viral YouTube video of a dad shooting his daughter’s laptop after she insulted the family on her Facebook Page! The new “A Dad’s Point-of-View column is, Revisiting Gratitude and the new Because I Said So comic introduces a new character, Dr. Blunder. I hope you like the new look for my website? Feedback is welcome…

#Grammys, Life Lessons from Charlotte

Boy, did I love the #Grammys. It was truly a SHOW! Fun and a bit sad remembering all those who died, especially Whitney Houston. She’s on my 12Most list of Classic Romantic Songs which was published just days before she died. The #Grammys are always fun, though.

We have a new look to the site and I hope you like it, especially the wild color scheme. Green to me = money, the color of my eyes, and the environment. Nice associations.

My current column is about my wife’s dog, Life Lessons From Charlotte. Much to learn from her. I hope you’ll explore the site as there’s so much here to see, read, and listen to!

The Middle School Syndrome

My “A Dad’s Point-of-View” column is carried all over the world and one of the wonderful peripheral benefits I receive is “virtually” meeting so many wonderful editors, publishers, and web-masters.  One of them is Jennifer Jurgens, the news director/executive assistant, at They have 17 community websites across Wyoming. She is also a wonderful and involved mom.  Recently, she wrote to me asking some questions that related to her daughter beginning middle school.  Well, to be more accurate, she was suggesting that these questions (a.k.a. issues) could be the basis for one of my columns.

Unlike the “Empty Nest Syndrome,” that is well known, documented, and ubiquitously written about, the “Middle School Syndrome” is my term for what I believe is a newer “syndrome.”  This column will bring this reality out from the shadows where it has lurked!  To be clear, the term “Middle School Syndrome” is mine and it is based on my experiences and those of parents that I know.  I suspect it is widespread, but I’m sure it is not present in every community and every school district.
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Radio Show – The Family Dinner with SPECIAL Guests

Radio Show – The Family Dinner with SPECIAL Guests

First air date: Thursday, September 23, 2010

Featured guests:

Special Guest Kimberley Blaine (TheGoToMom) discussing her new book, The Go-To Mom’s Parents’ Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children

Wayne Levine (BetterMen.Org) for “The Men’s Room”

Jeff Pulver (#140conf and @jeffpulver) for “Teen Rap”

Julie Spira (CyberDatingExpert) for “Single Parent Dating”

The column referenced is, “The Family Dinner.”
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