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Posted under Email of the Day
07/06/2011
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...My husband and I have a "never say no" rule in our house (and in our truck, living room, backyard shed,...). As long as we have at least ten minutes of privacy, and one of us is in the mood, we get it on.

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Tags: Marriage, The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands, The Proper Care & Feeding of Marriage, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage
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Posted under Email of the Day
07/05/2011
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The reason I am writing to you today is because in 2004 my son, Aaron enlisted in the Army with a MOS of 18x, Special Forces. I was surprised when his recruiter insisted on meeting with me before he signed the enlistment papers.

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Posted under Email of the Day
06/30/2011
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...I just listened online to the call you had with Cathy from 6.24.11 about the frustrations she has in wanting the "best" life for her son - a son who has told her he wants to enlist in the military...

 

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Posted under Email of the Day
06/29/2011
IconI was raised in a household where liquor was never in the house. I have no clear recollections of my dad ever drinking while my mother will occasionally have a Bailey's & Coffee when out for special occasions. More >>

Tags: health, Parenting, Response To A Comment, Social Issues, Values
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Posted under Email of the Day
06/28/2011
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I was moved to write you after reading your email of the day concerning diagnosing kids with bipolar disorder. I am sickened by the drugging that is going on in my own small town.

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Tags: bipolar disorder, Children, Health, Mental Health, Parenting, values
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Posted under Email of the Day
06/27/2011
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Evelyn sent in Edwin H. Friedman's short story, 'The Bridge' from "Friedman's Fables." It is a powerful story about enabling and personal responsibilty.

 

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Tags: Personal Responsibility, Values
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Posted under Email of the Day
06/24/2011
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An amazing thing happened last weekend. My son, who just turned 10 in April, was invited to a birthday/pool party with a bunch of his friends. There was approximately 16 boys his age there, plus many parents. Unfortunately, I was not there, which as you'll hear, will NEVER be the situation again.

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Tags: Attitude, Children, friendship, Friendships, Parenting, pride, Relationships
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Posted under Email of the Day
06/23/2011
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When I returned to college several years ago at age twenty six, I sat down with a counselor to help me choose a major. She noted I had several ECE (Early Childhood Education) courses and recommended I focus towards a degree in the ECE industry, so I did.


 

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Tags: Day Care, Parenting, preschool, Values
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Posted under Email of the Day
06/22/2011
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I am so happy you have brought up the subject of over diagnosing bipolar disorder in children. I am not a mental health or child expert in any way, but I did coach youth sports for 20 years and volunteered in my son's schools and still work with teachers and children involved with the Science Olympiad. Here are my unscientific and non-expert observations:

 

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Tags: bipolar disorder, children, education, Health, Mental Health, Parenting, Response to a Comment
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Posted under Email of the Day
06/21/2011
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The following is a letter my daughter wrote me for Father's Day. It was folded up in the card she gave me.

 

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Tags: adoption, Father's Day, Fatherhood, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting
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