Monthly Archives: March 2012

Are you a Heroic Parent?

You might have noticed there are many problems in the world today.  Yet most of what we see and hear in the media is finger pointing .  “It’s the Republicans fault, no it’s the Democrats fault.  It’s the failed banks or the mortgage crisis and blah blah blah!

Very rarely do we hear of positive solutions that can truly bring about change.

I believe the majority of our problems can be traced back to the deterioration of the family unit.  In 1986 John Paul II coined the phrase “as the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”  What tremendous insight to the problems that are now unfolding in our great nation.

Thecorrupt politician or CEO that we want to point the finger at received his/her first education in character from a family unit.  The family is the foundation of our society and the first school in developing virtues and values.

The stage is set and the world is waiting for a hero.  And the real heros will be parents!  Parents can change the world by embracing their calling as mother or father.  America was founded on Christian values and that is how we became the greatest nation in the world.  Are you instilling Christian values in your children? Tomorrows future is sitting on your couch waiting for your instruction.

Are you a Heroic Parent?

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“Wait Till Your Father Gets Home”

Do you remember the days when your mother would exclaim  the ever so famous phrase, “wait till your father gets home“!?  There was a time when these 6 words would have sent chills down the spine of any child.

It seems like this phrase has been abandoned in most households.  I am sure there are some critics that would say for a good reason, as it may seem outdated.  You will have to humor me for a moment because little did we know, in saying this phrase, there was a rich unity (between mom and dad) that was being played out in this good cop bad cop routine.

As kids we knew that mom meant business once she made this announcement, and we would have to wait for what seemed like an eternity before dad got home.  It left us to think about what we had done wrong and the consequences associated with the behavior.  Mom took comfort in knowing  that dad would have her back.  Once dad arrived home from work,  a discussion would ensue which lead to communication between mom and dad and showed a united front.  Mom would enjoy getting  a little relief from feeling like she was always the bad guy.   Most importantly, dad was a part of the process!  After all,  it takes a mother AND a  father.

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