In this classic video from 2008, my then four year old Elena whacks her brother and shows why she’s no wimpy push over girl.

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This post will show you how to responsibly show your kids certain R-rated movies. It will help you exhibit many borderline R-rated movies that you wish you could show your kids except for those parts that you wish weren’t in the movie you want them to see.

The British Teeth Trick

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Sometimes you just can’t be politically correct to teach your kids something powerfully poignant about life and hygiene.  Such a moment fell on my lap two years ago as my wife and I casually watched […] Read more

The John Wayne Patriotic Trick

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I’m living proof that almost everything you need to teach your young children about patriotism you can show them through John Wayne World War II movies. I’m not sure that my grandparents were deliberately trying to […] Read more

The Let the Baby Cry Trick

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My 1 year old daughter Briani has what I call horror film lungs. When she shrieks, the walls and windows shake. My little girl is as determined and tenacious as her parents (she’s got a […] Read more

The One-Time Rule Trick

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The One-Time Rule Trick is one of the most important tricks I use because it can literally be life-saving.  I’ll explain why it can be life-saving in a moment but before I do let me […] Read more

The Beat Your Bully Trick

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My son Jonathan is now 10, which is roughly the same age when I first experienced what a bully was.  I had a bully when I was 10 who for all I know may be […] Read more

The Every NFL Season is Different Trick

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The Every NFL Season is Different Trick is about life changes, the truth about movie sequels and other things that we grow up thinking will end up being similar, if not the same as the one before it but never are.

The Happy Warning Trick

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Every other week I get to pick up my two older kids from my previous marriage at school for their weekend with dad.  It’s a wonderful time for us because no matter how they may […] Read more

My Little Diary Trick

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If you have a child, boy or girl, that’s 10 years or older, buy them a nice diary and urge them to use it.  The Little Diary Trick is one of those ideas I can […] Read more