August 2011

Overcoming Polio–A Memoir–Part 15

August 26, 2011

Chapter 25 Marian Baseball In the 50’s, Marian (an old friend) and I went to a lot of ball games in San Francisco. We were staunch Giant fans and of course there was no one like Willy Mays. We generally went up and back the same day. One time I was getting fitted for a […]

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Disciplining Older Children

August 25, 2011

The most important thing is for parents to establish good discipline when children are young. That sets the tone and lets children know you mean business and it will be much easier to discipline them when they are older. There may be some who read this who have meant will, but didn’t go a good […]

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Undisciplined Older Children

August 22, 2011

Ideally, good discipline is established when children are young.  But there are parents who have let their children run the show and now can’t understand why their children ignore them and refuse to obey.  I’ve heard these parents say terrible things about their children as if it was their child’s fault.  Of course their are […]

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Grandparent Involvement in Their Adult Children’s Discipline

August 20, 2011

My son and his family came to visit over the Labor Day Weekend. We went to see the famous waterfall near my home. We had to hike about a half mile and my son was carrying Lucca in a backpack. Lucca’s shoe dropped off when we stopped for a drink and my son looked down […]

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Children Who Don’t Respond to Punishment

August 20, 2011

I’ve had a number of people talk to me about children who don’t respond to discipline. For example, a child is misbehaving at the dinner table. You warn them and they continue. You ask him or her to leave the table and go to their room. Great deal, especially if they have a computer, stereo, […]

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Overcoming Polio–Memoir–Part 14

August 19, 2011

For those who are reading this for the first time, I’ve been posting my Aunt Eleanor’s memoir to my writers’ blog. She’s 86 and has had polio since she was 4 months old.  Italicized comments are mine.  Read previous blog postings for more information. Video Links Videos 1 & 2  Videos 3, 4, & 5 […]

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Overcoming Polio – Memoir – Part 13

August 16, 2011

For those who are reading this for the first time, I’ve been posting my Aunt Eleanor’s memoir to my writers’ blog. She’s 86 and has had polio since she was 4 months old.  Italicized comments are mine.  Read previous blog postings for more information.  Video Links Videos 1 & 2  Videos 3, 4, & 5 […]

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When Children Ignore You?

August 14, 2011

A friend recently  told me that when she talked to her son, he acted like he didn’t hear her.  She spoke a little louder and he still ignored her.  She lost her temper and walked off angry. I was wondering what I would have done in this situation.  The best thing to do would be […]

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Overcoming Polio – Memoir – Part 12

August 14, 2011

For those who are reading this for the first time, I’ve been posting my Aunt Eleanor’s memoir to my writers’ blog. She’s 86 and has had polio since she was 4 months old.  I talked to my aunt today and she is back home and sounds good.  A visiting nurse will be coming in a […]

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Spanking: A Fathers Guide

August 13, 2011

While some think spanking is cruel and unusual punishment and should never be used because it tells your child it’s okay to hit someone, I believe spanking should be one of a number of punishments in a parent’s arsenal. I only spanked my children two or three times in their lives. I never once hit […]

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Overcoming Polio–Memoir–Part 11

August 11, 2011

For those who are reading this for the first time, I’ve been posting my Aunt Eleanor’s memoir to my blog. She’s 86 and has had polio since she was 4 months old.  Italicized comments are mine.  Read previous blog postings for more information and to view video. 

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Admit Mistakes

August 10, 2011

One of the most important things fathers can do to get the respect of his children is to admit when he is wrong. The old saying, “Do what I say, not what I do,” was never correct and was something parents used to get their children to do what they wanted and continue to misbehave […]

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Overcoming Polio–Memoir–Part 10

August 8, 2011

For those who are reading this for the first time, I’ve been posting my Aunt Eleanor’s memoir to my blog. She’s 86 and has had polio since she was 4 months old.  Italicized comments are mine.  Read previous blog postings for more information and to view video.  My aunt has been moved to a skilled […]

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The Importance of Documenting life

August 6, 2011

I don’t think there is anything more precious as a gift than taking the time to record a bit of life. I realized when going back to read the story of Ant Eleanor’s life just how important this is. Also when we preserve it in a digital medium we can share and expand on the […]

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Overcoming Polio – A Memoir – Part 9

August 5, 2011

Hope those of you who might follow this blog enjoyed the videos.  No one has commented so I’m not sure who watched, but I’m going to check traffic a bit later. For those who are reading this for the first time, I’ve been posting my Aunt Eleanor’s memoir to my blog. She’s 86 and has […]

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Overcoming Polio – Memoir – Part 8

August 3, 2011

This is the 8th installment of my 86 year old Aunt Eleanor’s memoir.  She’s had polio since she was four months old.  (refer to previous posts) She’d been released from the hospital after having a blockage in her colon removed.  Unfortunately, because of a mix-up in meds, she started retaining water and had to return […]

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Overcoming Polio – Memoir – Part 7

August 2, 2011

This is the 7th installment of my 86 year old Aunt Eleanor’s memoir.  She’s had polio since she was four months old.  (refer to previous posts) She’d been released from the hospital after having a blockage in her colon removed.  Unfortunately, because of a mix-up in meds, she started retaining water and had to return […]

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