Category: Parenting

Risky Drinking: Health

Posted by davidjsinger - January 11, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Healthy, Blog, Happiness, Health, Healthspan, Parenting, Stress, Teens, Wellness
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I recently watched the HBO documentary, Risky Drinking. It delivers a powerful, disturbing, and important message about dangers to our health and happiness from what are now called alcohol use disorders. The documentary had four segments. All of them were meaningful. The first segment focused on binge drinking. The filmmakers followed a group of 20-somethings. […]

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Happiness from Acceptance

Posted by davidjsinger - April 20, 2016 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Be Organized, Empathy, Family, Friends, Happiness, Kindness, Leadership, Learning, Parenting
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I made sure I taught my kids, if someone sends you an e-mail, a text message, or any other type of communication, you need to respond. If you don’t have time to give a complete reply, acknowledge receipt and tell them you will get back to them later. And then do so. Yet, I have […]

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Parenting Advice: Kids’ Sports

Posted by davidjsinger - February 10, 2016 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Family, Happiness, Leadership, Learning, Parenting, Teens
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I think someone once said, “Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual” and for sure I know parenting doesn’t come with one. There are countless parenting books, articles, and more; and there is plenty of advice available from other parents. Nothing totally prepares you, but I’m a strong believer in not reinventing the wheel, so […]

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Learning from Lives Lived

Posted by davidjsinger - November 4, 2015 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Family, Friends, Habits, Happiness, Leadership, Learning, Parenting
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As has happened to me many times before, I recently found myself inspired by a eulogy delivered by a friend upon the passing of their parent. Every funeral I attend leaves me a better person because of something I learn about the deceased, and their life well lived. With my friend’s permission, here are my favorite […]

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Lessons from Letting It All Go

Posted by davidjsinger - July 1, 2015 - Be Happy, Be Organized, Changes, Family, Habits, Happiness, Learning, Minimalism, Organization, Parenting
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This is a guest post by Bethany Rosselit. Bethany blogs at Online Life Coaching, where she offers tips, e-courses, and individual e-mail, chat, and Skype sessions to help people simplify their lives, overcome their fears, and achieve their dreams. For the first 10 years of my marriage, I thought had it all. We lived in […]

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Giving and Kindness to a Fault?

Posted by davidjsinger - January 21, 2015 - appreciating, Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Happy, Be Nice, Family, Friends, Giving, Gratitude, Helping Others, Leadership, Learning, Parenting
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When you reach a certain age (in my case, it was in my mid-40s), parents of friends begin to have health problems and/or pass away. Over the past 10 years, I’ve been to many funerals, including several very recently. I nearly always cry, but I also frequently smile, and often laugh, as the bereaved share […]

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Internet Predators’ Target: Your Children

Posted by davidjsinger - July 9, 2014 - Be a Leader, Family, internet predators, Leadership, Parenting, Teens
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When I was a kid, I was told “Don’t talk to strangers, don’t take candy from strangers, don’t get into a car with a stranger.” When my kids were young, I told them similar things, plus I taught them to avoid the dangers from the nascent world of social media. Just a few years later […]

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Handling Anxieties with Humor

Posted by davidjsinger - July 2, 2014 - Be Happy, Be Healthy, Family, Friends, Happiness, Health, Helping Others, Kindness, Parenting, Stress, Well-Being, Wellness
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This is a guest post by Ashley Hardway Ever since I can remember, I have been using humor to alleviate anxieties in relationships and in life situations that would otherwise be overwhelming to me. Some people, like my own mother, do not understand how I can make light of things that should be making me […]

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Parenting Advice, part 2

Posted by davidjsinger - June 4, 2014 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Family, Happiness, Leadership, Learning, Parenting, Teens
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Last week I posted part one of my parenting suggestions. Here’s part two: 1. Protect your kids from internet dangers. I thought everyone was aware of the dos and don’ts, but I recently showed my cousin I could figure out his daughter’s school, what team she is on, her best friend’s name, and more from her […]

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Parenting Advice, part 1

Posted by davidjsinger - May 28, 2014 - Be a Leader, Be a Lifelong Learner, Family, Happiness, Leadership, Learning, Parenting, Teens
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This week, our oldest, our son Jeremy, graduates from college. As my wife Marcie would say, we’ve done all we can and he’s fully cooked. He was pretty well cooked in many ways before he headed off to college, yet while he’s much the same person he was at that time, he’s in many ways […]

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