Category: Discipline

Show 90: Even More Useful Things Need Love, Too

Taxes, changing the oil in your car, budgeting. All those things we wished our parents taught us, if they didn’t, or if they did, we’re very thankful to them for it. Getting to an age when that stuff becomes important

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Show 79: Don’t Be a D*ck

There are times when someone just needs to say something. Somebody’s done somebody wrong (song?), someone has crossed a line, someone needs to be put in their place, the scenarios go on and on and on. That happens. But, how

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Show 70: Money For Nothing

The struggle is real. Do we make the kids get a job? Do we make them do chores? Do we give them money for the heck of it or do we make them earn an allowance? Money is a real-world

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Show 63: The Figured-It-Out Parent

We all know them, right? The parents that have all the answers. The parents that want to dispense unsolicited advice about how you’re supposed to handle any and most every parenting scenario there is, whether or not they’ve any experience

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Show 53: Random Shite; Fred Williams Redux

Fred Williams comes back to join the guys this week.  We had no agenda, so we pestered Fred into giving us a look into the annual Solar Bears ride across parts of NC.  This group gathers annually for a 3

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Show 52: Helicopter Parents, how to not get caught in the rotor wash

You know them.  They hover like the Seal Team 6,  swooping in for the swift run, shoving their progeny out of way and go in guns blazing to rectify whatever issue tweaks them.  They must protect the poor fragile children, who

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Show 51: Leave ’em alone. When adults flee!

There comes a time when your wee offspring are too old for a babysitter.  You as parents agonize over leaving the kids unattended, even for a 30 minute trip to the store or for takeout.  You take the risk, it

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Show 48: To Drink or Not To Drink

Drinking adult beverages is something we excel in.  We love the beers and boozy drinks, wine and food pairings, and for a lot of us of a certain age, its the only sin we have left! But being a responsible

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Show 39: Leverage, What to use when all the discipline runs out?

We all get to that point.  No amount of punishment, threats or actual, gets through to our progeny.  They continue on a path that we may not agree with, whether it is not performing well in school, or not following

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Show 24: Grounded but Not Punished

Probably one of the things that dads, well parents in general, want of their kids are for them to be fine, upstanding and well-grounded humans. The Golden Rule is definitely apropos here: “Treat others as you’d want them to treat

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