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Instruction Manual for Kids: Choosing Your Battles (part 1)


** post by guest blogger Rusty Rea


When we see a couple exchange vows, entering a life -long commitment to one another, surrounded by friends and family, all of the pomp and circumstance, we typically use the eloquent phrases of ‘match made in heaven’ and ‘the two become one’….… Read the rest

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Instruction Manual for Kids: Shaping Your Child’s Personality

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Guest post by Rusty Rea


If you are new to this series, the premise is that YOU are the instruction manual you wish your child came with.  Inasmuch that you wish you had a handy reference on children, your child is looking to you for instruction. … Read the rest

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An Instruction Manual for Kids

We are all familiar with the saying, ‘I wish my kid came with an instruction manual.’  — Well dear reader, they did….. and it’s YOU!  Don’t you love the circular reasoning? (My wife says I’m a champ at ‘reasoning for dummies’ – I’m not quite sure it’s coming across the way it sounds when she says it; but I digress…)

What do I mean when I say, ‘You are the instruction manual’?…

I have a teething, drooling, 10 month old and have held a screaming baby in the wee hours of the morning trying to figure out what said baby needs. … Read the rest

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