"Due to my history of depression and other issues, I joined a 12-step group called Emotions Anonymous. One of the things we read is called the "Just for Today"s. One of these says "Just for today, I will try to be happy, realizing that…"
"Well as fun as it would be to jump on the bandwagon and just make fun of you, I think I'll try some constructive advice. There comes a time when you realize that even no friends is better then bad friends. The whole point of this site is help…"
Since this could be a way of growing as a man, I thought this would be appropriate, but if you want to move it, be my guest...Here's the deal: Last Monday, while having lunch with a colleague, I met a waitress that knew my lunch partner very well. She said she was going to be working later in the week, and seemed to take an interest in me. Well, later that night I was talking to my best friend about it and he suggested that we go to the restaurant on Friday (tonight). I was up to that, and…See More
"Hey Marvin, First off, thanks for posting. Secondly, I'm right there with you. Low self-esteem since childhood, anger, paranoia, the list goes on. Last night, I had a text fight with my two closer friends, and all I could think of is how they…"
There are the "haves" and the "have nots" among us. You know who you are. If you've got your own Man Cave, then this is home sweet home for you. Join the rest of the men who've found true peace, in the AoM ManCave!See More
"Again, agreed. I discovered by trial and error, but I also found that it helps to have the consequences laid out ahead of time so you could point and go "I told you what would happen if you did XXX, so here's the consequences."
"Never really had a problem with co-sleeping. Although there were times when I'd come home form an evening shift and find both kids asleep with Mom. (It's amazing how much bed a three year old can take up!) both my kids were…"
"Yes, everything I ever taught in Child Development and discipline courses included that the adult must be consistent and not give meaningless threats of consequences.
Another overarching principal I taught is that discipline must be conscious and…"
"Sounds typical of a lot of what I experience when I work with kids today. They are so used to sitting and playing video games or whatever, that they dont adjust well to physical labor/exertion.
With my son I never really let him get started with…"
"We found an innovative solution. I told him if we go on the hike, there would be no complaining ... except by my right hand, who is a character in a lot of our play time (sort of a puppet, but I don't bother with a physical puppet), and…"