Why you should teach your children respect: The Saturday weekend review #61

THE PARENT LEADS THE WAY   Here we go again talking about kids again and this time about respect. It’s important for every parent or parent-to-be to read this. Are we raising a generation of “self- entitled, lazy, disrespectful brats” as one person commented on another article about disrespecting adults that gets me upset. Not all teenagers act this way but it’s true the bad situations stick out in our minds more than the pleasant one’s that hardly ever make headlines. If we give in to these children who always want and never work to earn what they want they will continue to use this behaviour in life because that’s what they believe works to get what they want. It becomes a form of manipulation that they end up mastering because you let them master it with you, the parent. If you don’t tell them it’s not right to tell an adult what they are going to do and not going to do they will continue to do so. Sure you will have people stare at you and wonder what’s wrong with your kid and why on earth are they talking back to adults in such a manner. Yes, they […]

PF Weekly Grab a brew #42: A stranger opens his wallet for me unexpectedly

That Moment When You Make Someone Smile   Just before Thanksgiving this year I wanted to write a blog post about simple ways of giving to others especially if you don’t know someone. I also wanted to talk about how to say thank-you for that kindness and how to continue that chain of repetitive nature that we should all crave and that’s a daily smile. I always try my best to do the proper thing when it comes to etiquette and being a good person whether it’s with a stranger or in my relationship with my wife and those that I love. I hold the door open, help someone pack their trunk and even reach items off the top shelf at the grocery store. I get a thanks and a smile in return and I’m a happy guy. I know I’ve made someone’s day when I can go out of my way and help them out. It’s quite amazing the feeling you get inside when you have the ability to help others in any way possible. Most times we help people and don’t even know we have helped them whether it be from a learning experience or simply sharing our […]

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