Rocco Vallerand
  • 45, Male
  • Webster, NY
  • United States
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Rocco Vallerand's Discussions

Lazy Kid or Depressed? When do you worry?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Bauer Aug 9, 2015. 10 Replies

Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter

Started this discussion. Last reply by James L Jul 11, 2010. 11 Replies

Daughter has first boyfriend!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremiah Ellis Jun 16, 2010. 63 Replies

 

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Rocco Vallerand replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Stepdads Support in the group Family Man
"I never got a chance to thank those who have helped me with advise! I continue to try to be a good man and good step father :-) "
Jul 24, 2016
Daniel Piccolo replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Stepdads Support in the group Family Man
"I know the feelings you are having, having similar issues. My 15 yr old stepdaughter has anxiety issues/OCD/anger management problems (we butt heads frequently) and a 8 year old stepson is well on his way to the same anxiety issues, but he is of…"
Jul 8, 2016
Rocco Vallerand replied to Coyote's discussion Never to old to need a mentor? in the group Manly Mentors
"Agreed. I am looking for the same. Just turned 45 in May and don't have allot of men friends. Even harder to find male friends who strive to be better men. "
Jul 7, 2016
Rocco Vallerand replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Stepdads Support in the group Family Man
"Daniel, Just general advise. I have an 8 year old stepson who lives with us full time and is a challenge because he has Asperger's and struggles with social cues and fitting in. I also have a 17 year old stepson who visits 4 days a week right…"
Jul 7, 2016
Daniel Piccolo replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Stepdads Support in the group Family Man
"Been a step dad of 3 kids since they were 2, 7 and 9 (now 8,13 and 15). What kinda advice are you looking for? Discipline?  Let me know"
Jun 27, 2016
Rocco Vallerand added a discussion to the group Family Man
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Stepdads Support

Just wondering if there are any other stepdads out there? I have questions about what is and isn't acceptable stepdad behavior. I'm the stepdad of two boys ages 8 and 17. Would love some advise and guidance on being a good stepfather.Thanks!See More
Jun 27, 2016
Rocco Vallerand posted photos
Jun 17, 2016
Rocco Vallerand replied to Sir's discussion Orlando nightclub shooting in the group The Great Debate
"Milo, I really liked your comment below that article on the website. I agree with what you so eloquently put. Whatever our feelings were before hand is what we will see when we look at this terrible act of hate and violence. It holds a mirror up to…"
Jun 17, 2016
Coyote commented on Rocco Vallerand's photo
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"Looking good"
Jun 17, 2016
Rocco Vallerand joined Ian Wilson's group
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Out to Build Bridges

This is a LGBTQ+ group.  All men are encouraged to join, including straight men.However, unlike the already established AoM group "Gay and Bisexual Men", this group is wide open, no privacy settings enabled.  The overall purpose of the group is to encourage conversations between the straight and non-straight communities.  This already happens in AoM, but it is scattered.  And it can't happen in the private "Gay and Bisexual Men" group.Debate is expected, but this is for building up bridges not…See More
Jun 16, 2016
Jack Bauer replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Lazy Kid or Depressed? When do you worry?
"Yep.  Wisdom is recognizing when you're fighting above your weight class.  Get help from somebody that's done this before. JB"
Aug 9, 2015
Todd Serveto replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Lazy Kid or Depressed? When do you worry?
"Rocco, Don't apologize for being angry and frustrated---you're entitled to those feelings.  From my perspective, it seems that you and your daughter have developed a pattern here.  You both have a role to play in this…"
Aug 7, 2015
Paul MacAlindin replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Lazy Kid or Depressed? When do you worry?
"Yup."
Aug 7, 2015
Sir replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Lazy Kid or Depressed? When do you worry?
"You need expert opinion -- not ours."
Aug 7, 2015
David F. replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Lazy Kid or Depressed? When do you worry?
"You don’t need a clinical diagnosis to take actions that work for depression. The leading research is showing connections to vitamin defines, gut health and exercise.   Nutrition: Take 3,000 units vitamin D, Nordic Naturals Complete Omega…"
Aug 7, 2015
Rocco Vallerand replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Lazy Kid or Depressed? When do you worry?
"First off, I wanted to thank everyone who has shared so far. I am humbled by the great and heartfelt responses I have read thus far. I know its hard to really gauge someone's life by a short post. Many factors are definitely involved. I feel…"
Aug 7, 2015

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Interests
Teddy Roosevelt, Movies, Internet, nature, writing, learning to be a better man.
I still love to play video games and act like a kid sometimes.....I love good food, good conversation and a lot of laughing!
Books
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, The Last Lecture.........anything uplifting or empowering.
Movies
Clint Eastwood movies........old war movies.......historical movies...........Anything by Robert Rodriguiz or Quenton Tarantino
Music
Good 'ol Country, Swing, Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, New Age, Classical, Top 40
Quote
Reality is relative

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At 9:29am on December 30, 2014, Henry H. said…

Thanks for adding me as a friend.  Doing well  here - reviewing 2014 and planning 2015.  You?

At 8:40am on May 31, 2010, James Halcomb said…
Happy bday
At 2:47pm on May 7, 2010, James Matheus Guy said…
Both this and your comment on my man-cave are greatly appreciated. You are most kind!
At 11:47am on April 21, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Welcome to The Great Debate, Rocco. Great to have you with us!
At 4:10pm on February 20, 2010, Sir said…
Welcome aboard!
At 10:08am on May 24, 2009, thehuhman said…
Hi Roc, Welcome to the Manly Mentors Group.
 
 
 

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John Muir replied to Brad's discussion I've lost a lot of weight! How should I expect my life to change?
" remember where you were and how you got where you are, and seek out and be kind to people on the same path - in a sincere way... don't be paternalistic or condescending. "
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Brad Smith replied to Silviu Popescu's discussion Resources for employing swimming as a fitness activity
"I have been swimming recreationally basically since I was a kid and, in recent years, for exercise for 30 +/- years (62 now).  I do it because I love the feeling I get from it but I also try to make it beneficial physically by working at it.…"
12 hours ago
Brad posted a discussion

I've lost a lot of weight! How should I expect my life to change?

Hello Gentlemen.I'm very excited to say that I'm down about 50 pounds in the last 5 or so months. I'm still losing. I was very overweight, and I decided to do something about it. I'd like to lose about 20 more pounds if at all possible. I stopped eating as much. I took up cooking. As a 23-year-old bachelor, I can attest that those of my species don't eat the greatest. I set out to break that stereotype. I eat well, but I control what I put in the tank, so to speak. Being creative in my kitchen…See More
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Notebook - Grandfather and Great Grandfather's

"This is great. I have two sets of letters from..WW 1 that belonged to both of my son's great grandfathers"
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