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Why Your Being Fat is Bad for Your Child

This topic is uncomfortable. It will probably piss some people off. I might even loose some followers because of it. I get it, talking about how being fat is bad is not “politically correct”. Too bad. It is not my job to make you feel good. It is not my job to be “politically correct”. It is my job to tell the truth. It is my job, as a blogger about peaceful parenting, to inform you of the…

Divorce is Hurting Our Children and Our Men

The fact that I feel an urgency to write this post in order to inform people makes me recoil in shame of our current society. Divorce is currently considered acceptable; in some cases, it is welcomed and encouraged. The issues with this type of societal influence are endless and catastrophic. “A new study has reported that 69 percent of divorces are brought about by women“.1 Of course, divorce is bad for women too. However, since women are initiating the majority…

The Importance of Virtue

This title probably sounds redundant; most people wouldn’t argue the importance of virtue. Yet, I feel like this simple premise gets lost somewhere between understanding it and living it. Especially when it comes to parenting. We tell our children not to scream, yet the majority of parents yell. We tell our children not to hit, yet the majority of parents spank.” About 94 percent of parents of children ages three to four in the United States report having…

Happy Man Happy Home

Some of you might be saying, “I thought this was a parenting blog, this sounds more like relationship advice”. A strong relationship between husband and wife equals a happy, healthy, and functional home. That is what I am striving for. I’m just going one step further into a healthy relationship than was defined in Things Parents Should do in Front of Their Kids. I can also see some of you thinking, “what about, happy wife happy life”. I…

Things Parents Should do in Front of Their Kids

Parents are the foundation of the family. Their bond created the family. The way the parents interact teaches the child how to act in their own relationships. Not just romantic relationships when the child is older, but all of them, including the one they have with you. Your child learns by absorbing the interactions of the relationships surrounding them. Most people think, `if I show them love and kindness then they will learn how to be loving and…

Parent to Child Contract

Have you ever felt like you are in a one sided relationship with your child? Well, you are. As parents, we all feel the vexation from being overwhelmed on a daily basis. When you decide to have a baby you enter into, what I like to think of as, a contract. Let’s not be pedantic, I am using an analogy here. This analogy, obviously, breaks down after a while because contracts usually bind two parties to certain obligations. This…

Boys Will be Boys or so They Say but Boys Need Their Dads to be Men One Day

  Today I want to talk about DADS! I have been thinking a lot about the importance of a dad’s presence in a child’s life. Especially, in the life of a young boy. I would say it’s crucial, to put it mildly. Once you see the statistics you will realize why crucial might be too delicate a word.  I started noticing the family becoming less valued. I found myself wondering, how did this happen? Unfortunately, I believe it…

Why Spanking Your Child is Abuse

This title may seem a bit profound, because it is. I want the idea of using physical force against a child to be viewed one way and one way only, wrong. One of my moral principles is “you don’t use force against me, I don’t use force against you”. I’ll throw a caveat here, just to be safe; if your child is in danger, physically removing them from said danger would be classified as protection, not aggression.. Now,…