Are we giving our children too much freedom?

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How do we know when enough is enough, or too much when it comes to our children?Texting

Being a single Dad of two children one 11 and one 14 it is hard for me to find the balance of giving them their freedom but also keeping tabs on them as well.

Both of my children now have cell phones. This is a necessity because of various activities they have along with my crazy schedule, I need to be able to get in touch with them. Also since they live with me, they need a way to stay in touch with their Mom.

That’s all well and good, but the problem now is these phones are attached to them every waking moment. They are constantly connected to the outside world. They text their friends before they even eat their breakfast in the morning.

Is this normal? According to many articles I have read, it is quite normal.

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What’s next for the new year?

Of course the new year approaching always brings out posts like this; What to do for the new year? What resolutions to make? Where to start… Many posts also want to reflect on the past year and see what has changed or stayed the same. I for one don’t like to look back but to look forward to see how and what can be improved on in my life. However, I thought I would look back at the last decade since we are moving on to a new decade and … Read more…

Learning to say NO!

Just say NO! This is going to be my new mantra in life. I am always willing to say yes to most anything just to keep people happy. Well the time has come to say NO! If i am asked to do something I really don’t want to do then I am going to say NO! If I am asked to take a job that I think is not a good fit for me then I am going to say NO! If I really don’t feel good about doing something … Read more…

Can Facebook negatively affect your relationship?

I am sure you have heard of Facebook by now, unless you have been living on another planet. Facebook, the social network that has over 200 million users worldwide, is a place to connect with friends, co-workers, classmates and family to share your pictures, send virtual gifts and share snippets of your daily life. This all sounds great, right? For the most part it is, however there are times that the fun and connection can lead to problems in your relationship with your partner. I am sure some of you … Read more…