Category Archives: Parental Relationship

Learning to change as our children grow and develop

Doing The Opposite


Teenagers are hard to figure out sometimes.  They sometimes act like they are an adult and want to be treated like an adult.  They make reasonable requests and are able to defend their position for what they want like a … Continue reading

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After 25 Years, A New Phase


It was 25 years ago that I started into this phase of life. You may ask, “What phase are you talking about?” It is that phase that all parents seem to dread but have to go through it as their … Continue reading

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When Least Expected


On January 2, a government holiday where all the offices were closed, I went in for one client and felt like I was all alone in the office, except for the couple who came in.  I was waiting for a … Continue reading

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Someone Famous In Our Family


I had a whole day off today as we approach Christmas weekend.  Victoria, my daughter, asked me if I could take Brayden, her oldest son, for the afternoon so that she could complete her workweek, which I said, “I would … Continue reading

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Long Lines


Christmas is upon us.  Parking lots full.  Heavy traffic.  Long check out lines.  Tis the season for car horns honking, and irate people who think that you have taken their parking place.  In the season of gift giving, there are … Continue reading

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Need Comfort?


The holidays can be a bear.  I don’t mean a literal bear, but times of a great amount of stress.  Christmas coming up has a lot of elements that create stress.  Buying the right gift for the wife-husband, children, grandkids, … Continue reading

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38 Years And Counting


It was 38 years ago that we got into a car at 5:30 and drove 4 hours from Tampa to Ft. Lauderdale the most precious gift we had ever gotten.  You see, my late wife Cynthia and I were unable … Continue reading

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No Greater Joy


Can you believe it’s December.  It seemed like only a week ago when were celebrating Thanksgiving turkey–I’m sorry, we were.  It’s December 1 and we only have a few weeks before we are celebrating the Lord’s birth. I bring up … Continue reading

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Driving LIKE Miss Daisy


There was a film that came out in 1989 with Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd being the key cast members entitled Driving Miss Daisy.  It’s a story of a son (Dan Aykroyd) recognizing that his mother (Jessica Tandy) needed … Continue reading

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Driving Mrs. Marjorie


Most of you if you are close to my age have seen the movie Driving Miss Daisy.  It’s a story of an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta determined to maintain her independence.  Upon crashing her car, her son Boolie gets … Continue reading

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