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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 31)

Blog 31 Week 6 of Regular Sophomore Season Week six is here, and the struggle for Dakota’s knee to heal in time continues. We’re hearing a lot of different things from a lot of different people about what to expect for his recovery time and whether or not he’ll be able to wrestle in the [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 30)

Week 5 of Regular Sophomore Season It's still the holiday vacation, but wrestlers don't really get this time off. Some people travel during the holidays. The only traveling they usually do is back and forth to a bunch of wrestling practices and a few tournaments. Sure some wrestlers are forced or even tricked by their [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 29)

Week 4 of Regular Sophomore Season Monday, Dakota and I drive to practice together due to it being vacation week from school. I finally got there on time because I didn’t have to do the hour drive to get there from work first. On the way to practice, Dakota shared with me again how bad [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 28)

Week 3 of Regular Sophomore Season Well, here we are in week three of Dakota's sophomore wrestling season of high school, and it has been riddled with ups and downs already. One of the cool things about this wrestling season so far is that Tony, the front door security guy, no longer asks me to [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 27)

Off-Season Wrestling and Weeks 1 and 2 of Regular Sophomore Season Wow! I can’t believe we’re back again on the mat for another high school wrestling season. It was one heck of an off-season of wrestling for Dakota. He was invited to wrestle in the Virginia Beach High School Nationals at the freshmen level for [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #100

Dear Granddaddy, how do I know at what age to stop being a parent to my daughter and just be a friend? Jack- parent. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laVQ_echZIk Well, Jack, that’s a great question that’s tricky, but here goes. I don’t think you ever [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #99

Dear Granddaddy, as a high school student, how am I supposed to know my true calling in life? Steven Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTUenFVMgAY Well, Steven, I’m glad that you’re thinking about your future. However, I don’t want you to overthink it and cause yourself [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #98

Dear Granddaddy, what is the best parenting advice? Anita Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4RewZWdEB0 Well, Anita, I think W.E.B. Dubois said it best when he said, “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” Even with Dubois’ sage advice in mind, I [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #97

Dear Granddaddy, how do I teach my children to become wise? Lois Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD_WvxyNZSU Well, Lois, let’s start with a fun one by exposing them quotes. Quotes have an abundance of the wisdom of sages down through the ages. But don’t stop [...]

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DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #96

Dear Granddaddy, how do I keep my children on the right path? Daria. Bestselling and award-winning author, speaker, educator, and TV host. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_FsVk4uEgc Well, Daria, that’s a very good question. First, I would say to make sure you’re spending a lot of time with every one of your children. Please, [...]

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