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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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
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
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
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
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
Rocco Vallerand posted photos
Jun 17
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
Coyote commented on Rocco Vallerand's photo
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"Looking good"
Jun 17
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
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
Penelope replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Lazy Kid or Depressed? When do you worry?
"Her therapist should have good opinions on all this. I assume you're paying for that, that it's through your insurance. Have her sign a waiver so you can get info from the therapist. Also, even if she won't sign a waiver, know that…"
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 11:33pm on April 13, 2010, Sasha said…
Rocco, thank you for adding me. I hope to catch you on line in some of the discussions.
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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"I carry the tried and true Field Notes book in my left back pocket. I did just switch my edc pen to one of those small space pens shown in the OP.  While I love my fountain pen the smaller space pen is easier to carry around"
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David R. replied to David R.'s discussion How women dress
"Something occurred to me: I was in high school in the '60s, when mini-skirts were being introduced.  My father thought they were scandalous and so distracting!  "How can a [heterosexual] man stay focused on anything when…"
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"Cruz spoke by invitation of Trump."
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Shane replied to Sir's discussion US Presidential primaries in the group The Great Debate
"You guys and your rabbit trails and redherrings. Why are you arguing over a bullshit statistic?"
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John Boy replied to leadership's discussion How can a man know that he has achieved manhood and earned the title of man?
"In the words of the Westminster Catechism, "Man's chief and highest end is to glorify God and fully to enjoy Him forever." As long as we are still living on this earth and continuing to sin then we are not glorifying God as we ought,…"
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Liam Strain replied to Sir's discussion US Presidential primaries in the group The Great Debate
"So you would agree that a father should be paid less than a childless man? Afterall - 52% of men still showed up on that research as "having a job and family is difficult." Does "it's difficult" mean that they necessarily…"
9 hours ago

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