Don’t pay it forward

Vengeance is easier than understanding.Bitterness is easier than forgiveness.Mirroring the behaviour of those who treated us badly is easier than rising up to be better than them.Each time we choose the easier path, we become the very monsters and degenerates that created the hurt and pain in our lives.Too often, we raise our children with [...]

A healthy self esteem is the greatest gift

I believe that the greatest gift we can give our children is a healthy self-esteem.Without it, they’ll seek affirmation from the worst sources in their quest to feel appreciated.The greatest skill they can acquire is that of observation, which in turn, develops their critical thinking skills. Without it, they’ll struggle to tell truth from falsehood, [...]

The absent parent

Even an absent parent is still parenting.It's then on the shoulders of the present one to compensate for that.Sometimes, the absence of someone has a greater impact on us than the presence of others.This is especially true for parenting.The absent parent leaves the child with feelings of abandonment, insignificance, and a low self-esteem, to name [...]

Happy Father’s Day

Father's day. It might be one day of the year for others, but for father's, every day is father's day.For those father's who had to figure it out by themselves.For those who are prevented from being fathers.For those who think that they're not enough.And of course, for those women who had to step in for [...]

The single parent challenge

This is a burning issue. I won't be surprised if we have more single-parent homes than we have two-parent homes these days. In fact, even many two-parent homes are run like a single-parent home because one of the partners are either uninterested, emotionally unavailable, or simply a delinquent child themselves. The crisis is much worse [...]

Razing Adults

I have a good chuckle each time I replay the words to that parody about millennials. The one sung by a human beat box singing to the tune of Life Goes On. As entertaining and relatable as the lyrics may be, it misses one critical point, which is in fact the irony of it all. [...]