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Confessions of a not-so-perfect man with a Dad Attitude
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Regrets? | Daddytude.com

Regrets? | Daddytude.com | Daddytude | Scoop.it

I’ve always proposed to live my life without regret. However, if honest, it’s clear I’ve made plenty of mistakes. Many have said to me, “but those mistakes are a part of who you are today.”

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Family Outraged After Officer Tickets Toddler For Trying To Pee In Front Of His Own House

Family Outraged After Officer Tickets Toddler For Trying To Pee In Front Of His Own House | Daddytude | Scoop.it
An Oklahoma toddler who was potty training thought he was doing the right thing when he pulled down his pants in his front yard.
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One Simple Way to Be Happier and More At Peace - by Dumb Little Man

One Simple Way to Be Happier and More At Peace - by Dumb Little Man | Daddytude | Scoop.it

All these thoughts were there in my head even though I was not actively criticizing these people. In fact these thoughts might have been there for a long time, but it was only a few months ago that I noticed them.

 

Then, one day something struck me.

 

According to me, so many of my acquaintances, friends, and co-workers had some major flaws and I kept thinking of those flaws sub-consciously for a good part of my day.

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Goat Heads and Sand Burrs | Daddytude.com

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Sometimes some things we think are harmless, like a beautiful pasture, often turn out to be prickly and annoying. Too often, beautiful things can turn out to be dangerous and harmful. Like the deer that wander past the house, they look beautiful and harmless, but in reality they are the cause of serious injury and death to humans.

As a father, I’m always vigilant to danger and constantly on the lookout to protect my family. My biggest fear is humans – not stickers, burrs, or animals. The coyotes that prey in the pastures don’t scare me; I’ve taught my kids to not approach deer; and most of the other animals are rare and pose little risk. But it is the people who appear friendly, but in reality prey on children, they scare me.

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Science-Based Medicine » The problem of nonmedical exemptions to school vaccine mandates

It's that time of year again, namely flu vaccine time. My very own cancer institute will be offering the flu vaccine for its staff beginning October 1, and I...
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Do You Sound Like An Adult Or A Father?

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Be thoughtful and mindful in your relationship with your children. That's when fatherhood comes across best. If you're mindfully paternal to your children, you will like them in addition to loving them.
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Pro Marriage. Pro Monogamy. | JaysonGaddis.com

Pro Marriage. Pro Monogamy. | JaysonGaddis.com | Daddytude | Scoop.it
Maybe instead of being a pain in the ass, my life partner is the exact mirror I need to awaken and grow into who I really am...
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Parents Fear Sick Kids Will Cost Them Their Jobs - Yahoo! News (blog)

Parents Fear Sick Kids Will Cost Them Their Jobs - Yahoo! News (blog) | Daddytude | Scoop.it
Parents Fear Sick Kids Will Cost Them Their JobsYahoo! News (blog)Missing work to take care of sick kids is a significant challenge to the work-life balance of parents.
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Watch Now: Cody-Kilgore: Cowboy GRIT Inspires a Community

THE LOW DOWN: At first blush, it seems like your average small ranching town. Just like many you’d see while driving down Hwy 20 though the Nebraska Sandhills. But Cody is special. With a population of just over 150 residents, its school draws kids from all over North Central Nebraska. In fact, even though Cody is in one of the most sparsely populated areas of the state, its unified school district covers one of the largest geographic areas: 553 square miles, to be exact. That includes two time zones and three area codes.

 

So how does this small town sustain such a powerful school? Because its residents think big. This big thinking led to a unique project to address a major community need in a way that encourages real-life learning, leadership and entrepreneurial spirit in its students.

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What a Day! | Daddytude.com

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Just before sunrise I went outside. The air was still and very quiet. And clear – clear, quiet, and very still. I’ve only encountered this level of quiet a couple of times in my life – and it is eerie and ironically, disquieting. I’m telling you, there was no sound. No wind, no animals, no insects, no electric motors, no airplanes, no traffic, nothing – nothing. I held my breath and listened – nothing. It is the most amazing thing I’ve ever listened to.

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Parenting by Design Daily Devotional | YouVersion.com

Parenting by Design Daily Devotional | YouVersion.com | Daddytude | Scoop.it

As hard as it is to deliver a consequence to a child for a bad choice, the alternative can often be even worse. When I am tempted to forego discipline, I have to ask myself, "What is the most loving thing I can do for my child?" In almost every case, the answer is to give the child the consequence he has earned, so he can learn the lesson God has designed for him.

 

A good consequence, delivered with empathy, demonstrates love and respect for your child's freedom to choose and his ability to learn from the consequence of a bad decision. The author of Hebrews says it well: "All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness" (Heb 12:11).

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The Moment I Knew I Had To Quit My Job

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Last weekend the New York Times Magazine published a story about Ina Drew, 54, one of the top officers at JPMorgan Chase.
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Being a writer: "Just have to finish this last post, then something..."

Being a writer: "Just have to finish this last post, then something..." | Daddytude | Scoop.it
Just have to finish this last post, then something else is demanding my attention.
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Bill Nye thinks 'flipped classrooms' are the future

Bill Nye thinks 'flipped classrooms' are the future | Daddytude | Scoop.it
Bill Nye the Science Guy knows a bit about getting students excited about learning, and he is lending some of that expertise to teachers in Minnesota and around the country to help them engage students in and outside the classroom.
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Experience: I've been to the quietest place on Earth

Experience: I've been to the quietest place on Earth | Daddytude | Scoop.it
George Michelson Foy: 'A violinist hammered on the door after a few seconds, demanding to be let out because he was so disturbed by the silence'...
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The Most Expensive States to Raise Children

The Most Expensive States to Raise Children | Daddytude | Scoop.it
The Fiscal Times: When it comes to children, more Americans are just saying “no.” In 2011, the U.S. fertility rate fell to the lowest rate ever reported — 63.2 births per thousand women ages 15 — 44.
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The power of pronouns | OdeWire

The power of pronouns | OdeWire | Daddytude | Scoop.it

A great article that affirms that most of us write for ourselves.

 

"Writing as do-it-yourself therapy—intuitively, it makes sense. You share your bad experiences with a diary and are freed from them. But to truly benefit from writing, you have to do more than express your feelings. Pennebaker’s research shows that the relationship between writing-as-venting and better health is a lot more complicated than that..."

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Driving with Smiling Son

Today was another "take your son to work day." The beauty of being homeschooled on a ranch is that Dad gets to take you with him now and then. Today, after p...
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Hope Indeed | Daddytude.com

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This was the information I was lacking. This was the piece that I failed to find. This is the message most Churches don’t (won’t?) teach. This is the message you won’t hear from your political party. In order to be elected, or to keep one’s job as a pastor, men and women in these positions will experience real pressure to preach a message of peace, safety, and prosperity. If these leaders don’t preach this message, they are usually ostracized, imprisoned, killed, or worse. It is the rare individual, or group, that will accept a message of pain as a positive path to spiritual enlightenment, self-actualization, or peace – however it is defined.

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Hanna Rosin's 'The End of Men' celebrates women's enormous strides in education and business. Why I can't don my party hat yet.

Hanna Rosin's 'The End of Men' celebrates women's enormous strides in education and business. Why I can't don my party hat yet. | Daddytude | Scoop.it
Hanna Rosin's 'The End of Men' celebrates women's enormous strides in education and business. Why I can't don my party hat yet.

 

Fascinating look at an almost invisble culture shift. What do you think?

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Meeting expectations | Seth's Blog

Meeting expectations | Seth's Blog | Daddytude | Scoop.it

Yesterday, my kids watched Little House on the Prairie on TV - a rare event. My Darling Daughter loves the books, the stories, and now this show. She was a bundle of enrapt attention throughout the hour. She loved it, was thrilled for the treat, and it was a real gift to her.

 

Afterwards, she asked if we could watch the next episode, but when we said no, she burst into tears and all of her positive energy was sucked out of her.

 

Expectations: "Premediated pain."

 

"From the stock market to tech to what's under the Christmas tree, we let expectations determine whether or not something good has happened. Not whether it was useful or kind or productive or delightful, but whether it beat our fantasies.".

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The Masculine Heart: Sex Addicts Are True Addicts, and Addiction Is Often a Trauma Response

The Masculine Heart: Sex Addicts Are True Addicts, and Addiction Is Often a Trauma Response | Daddytude | Scoop.it

This is not an article to be lightly skimmed over, nor should one read it when they are busy or distracted. But if you suspect that someone you care for is struggling in this area, or you yourself struggle, you will probably find some good insight here.

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Exercise may help learning for kids with ADHD

Exercise may help learning for kids with ADHD | Daddytude | Scoop.it
A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher.
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The Moment I Knew I Needed More Sleep

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The moment I knew I needed more sleep was four years ago, when I learned the value of sleep -- the hard way. What was the moment you knew you needed to get more sleep? I want to hear your story.
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