Handling Homework Hassles

Josh The-DadMile Markers

Oh, the joys of sitting around the table with your children, as they independently complete their homework assignments! I hope you hear the sarcasm of that statement. Having raised three, very different learners, the idea … Read More

Sticking with Homework Hassles

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About ten years ago, I was a single, 31-year-old bachelor. I had never been married or had kids of my own. A new show came out that year, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, called, “Are you … Read More

Homework Hassles

Josh The-DadMile Markers

When you were a child doing your homework did you ever wonder, “When am I going to use this stuff again?” For instance, when was the last time you referenced the Japanese surrender on September … Read More

Influencing Unlikely Friendships

Josh The-DadMile Markers

As parents our focus is often on ensuring our children have the right kind of friends. We arrange “play dates.” We sign them up for teams and activities where they can interact with other children … Read More

Making New, Good Friends

Josh The-DadMile Markers

Friends. Regardless of what any human of any age, from any walk of life might say, they’re kind of a big deal. As parents, when it comes to navigating the waters of friendship with our … Read More

Helping Your Child Make Friends

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As a parent, for the most part, we have the ability to help and protect our children as they grow. We can make sure they don’t go running in the streets, stick things in the … Read More

End of Summer

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As a child the parameters of summer were the end of school year and the beginning of another. Summer break began in June, and lasted until just after Labor Day weekend, so August was the … Read More

Good Bye To Summer

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Sometimes parents welcome it, while it seems that almost always, children dread it. What am I talking about? The end of summer. To parents, it can signal the conclusion of finding babysitters, refereeing a staggering … Read More