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Boys and Compassion

The popular image of a household of boys is a household in turmoil, with odd creatures brought inside and strange antics taking place everywhere you look. But like most popular images, it’s a myth. Part of the myth is that … Continue reading

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Boys. . .And Girls

As I mentioned, I grew up in an all-girl household. And when I was in high school and had a boyfriend (years before I became a Muslim) I used to wonder if he talked about me with his family or … Continue reading

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Foul Language

As I mentioned earlier, my oldest had (probably still has) a mind like a tape recorder. He has a great talent for repeating what he hears. This is why he has been able to pick up at least two other … Continue reading

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Double Standards?

One concern I’ve heard from parents with daughters is the need to protect their girls. Sometimes the girls are limited in their activities. Often they’re required to go to college in their hometown. The parents may even play a very … Continue reading

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Teaching Financial Responsibility

I can honestly say that my oldest four were never spoiled, especially not in the material sense. When our second son was born I was still in graduate school and we didn’t even own a car. We scraped by and … Continue reading

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Playing Favorites?

Children can be very jealous of each other when it comes to gaining favor and attention from their parents. If you’re as old as I am you’ll remember the Smothers Brothers, a comedy act with two brothers and one who … Continue reading

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Boys and Communication: Phones

It’s late so I’ll keep this one short, but it’s an important topic and one that applies to girls just as much as it does to boys. Cell phones. This is something I didn’t have to worry about with my … Continue reading

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