Author: Stephen Jones

Why You Should Push Your Kids Out the Front Door

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do in the whole world was going with my grandpa to peddle watermelons. Not selling. Peddling. Selling is often fast paced and intense. We peddled. It was slow and laid back. We drove around town in his little white pickup and did more talking than anything else. I loved it! Paw would also give me a few watermelons to sell myself, which I did in my front yard. I would sit outside and try to sell them for 25 cents each. I literally just sat in the front...

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Quantity of Quality Times

There’s a reason I know quality time trumps quantity time. When I was a kid, my grandfather would come to our house for dinner all the time. He used to say coming to our house was better than going to the movies. I have three siblings, all sisters, so I was the only boy—and the youngest. I’m sure he found the level of mischief that ensued as a result of those dynamics quite entertaining. My grandfather, “Paw” as we called him, was an amazing man that knew a thing or two about children. After all, he had fourteen of...

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