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. 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 stop being a parent to your offspring. I don’t think you […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #84

Dear Granddaddy, what do teenagers wish their parents knew?  Coran- A Dad. VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBExmKEuLvY&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=84 Well, Coran, I’d start with telling you what I’ve told thousands of parents over the last two decades. Your children won’t tell you, but they really do want you to know that they are listening to you, even when they […]

DEAR GRANDDADDY- A Teen, Parent, and Educator Advice Column BLOG #77

Dear Granddaddy, my 13-year old son threw his iPhone 6 down the stairs so I’d have to buy him a new one? What should I do? Darlene- Angry mom VLOG ON THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8o4YK4P8Yk&list=PL_-39bUXJitz71N7H8Ysig2hrkcEU_LGF&index=77 You might not have to do a single thing, Darlene. Natural consequences are the best consequences because they aren’t a punishment from us. […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 21)

Blog 21 Week 8 Regular Season Freshman Year     Dang! Just as Dakota was starting to turn the corner and really step up his game! This last weekend might have been his best performance in a varsity tournament so far… But here we are again running into some very frustrating obstacles at the beginning of […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 20)

Blog 20 Week 7 Regular Season Freshman Year Dang! Another crazy weekend that was overflowing with a ton of stress from things that were outside of just the regular family issues and sports. Unfortunately, Dakota and I didn’t do any night workouts at all. However, even though we had an overwhelming, and stressful weekend, it […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 17)

Blog 17 Week 4 Regular Season Freshmen Year The former state champ doorman, Tony, was the same as always. He was extra pleasant and wore that million dollar smile. However, when I entered the back gym’s wrestling room, something was different… The coach was really pushing the boys hard tonight; even more than usual. He […]