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
"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"
yesterday
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
yesterday
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
R. Max replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Lazy Kid or Depressed? When do you worry?
"Wow, that's heavy. I've never cut, gone to a hospital for really anything. So I can't claim to know what that's like. But I am a teenager who's been through *slightly* more than the norm amount of issues. I've also…"
Aug 6, 2015
Paul MacAlindin replied to Rocco Vallerand's discussion Lazy Kid or Depressed? When do you worry?
"Wow. That's an incredibly challenging position. I'm not a dad or a husband, and I couldn't put myself in your shoes even if I were.  When I was a kid, growing up in a challenging environment, I built my resilience up through my…"
Aug 6, 2015
Rocco Vallerand joined Daniel Ian Richardson's group
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Business Owners/Entrepreneurs

A group for any current/aspiring Business Owners/Entrepreneurs to share ideas in these hard economic times.
Aug 6, 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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Jort replied to David R.'s discussion Answered prayers in the group Christian Men
"Someone once taught us: "A couple that prays together stays together.". And it worked so far. That aside, we had prayers answered before when we gave our situation up in prayer. Mostly simple needs as food and clothing, when our kids were…"
1 hour ago
Nick H replied to Pale Horse's discussion The Nature of Life and Conception in the group The Great Debate
"Are you talking about cloning (life from only one of two sets of gametes)? I think if we overthink what is life, sin, etc we miss the point. Where does your father stand on identical twins? They came from one fertilised egg split after conception.…"
1 hour ago
John Bravo posted a discussion

What does the AoM communtiy think about one night stands?

Had my first one with a girl I met at a bar the other night...Always been a LTR kinda guy and I'm not sure if I've just become jaded or lost my morals here or what.See More
3 hours ago
leadership posted a discussion

Meeting a girl online: A good introduction message

The introduction message which you send to that cute girl online in which you attempt to cultivate a relationship with her is supposed to be the "attention getter", that determines whether she will message you back and continue the conversation, or just move on hoping to find a better man.I have been using online dating services for over a year now, as a second method in my arsenal NOT as a substitute to meeting a girl offline in the "real world". I have no problems talking to women and asking…See More
4 hours ago
Pale Horse added a discussion to the group Christian Men
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Black Hebrew Israelites and GOCC

Just now heard of them. Apparently one of their ministers went head to head against apologist James White. Smells like heresy. What is it and is it heretical?
4 hours ago
jazzgirl205 replied to Persona non Grata's discussion Men who whine about women?
"I hear this from both women and men.  The problem is not in their stars, dear Brutus, but in themselves.  These whiners are usually not attracted to decent human beings.  They always seem to be drawn to troubled people. …"
7 hours ago
Kevin Morris replied to David R.'s discussion Answered prayers in the group Christian Men
"Good analysis David.  There have been times when I have thought how wonderful it was that God said "no" to something.  He cares for each of us and we have to entrust that He knows what is best.  We may not understand why…"
8 hours ago
David R. added a discussion to the group Christian Men
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Answered prayers

We frequently hear stories of how an extremely important need was "saved" after prayer, such asShe was near death but we prayed for her and she lived.Our marriage almost fell apart but we prayed and God saved our marriage.My job was nearing being taken from me but we prayed and God saved my job.But if we think of God as a Father, any parent does not always say, "Yes" when a request is made.  Sometimes a parent says, "No," and sometimes a parent says, "Not now," and sometimes a parent says,…See More
8 hours ago

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