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Profiles in Attitude: Effective Parenting Begins Here

Profiles in Attitude: Effective Parenting Begins Here By James L. Casale   If you think parenting is a struggle, and mostly an uphill one, you are correct. However, you may need an attitude adjustment. There’s a reason that Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking sold five million copies. He was onto something so…

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Raising Kids

Was It the Gorilla’s Fault the Kid Fell into the Zoo Enclosure?

  Commentary:  (May 2016) A three-year-old at the Cincinnati Zoo fell into a gorilla’s zoo enclosure. This incident or lack of judgment made national headlines. The police were considering charging the parents with negligence. They didn’t. The boy was unharmed but the rare gorilla was executed. An article in the Palm Beach Post by a…

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Discipline

Three Bozos in China

  Three Bozos in China: Where’s the Parenting? By James L. Casale, Ph.D. Actually, I would be insulting Bozo the clown by calling the three shoplifting UCLA basketball players, Bozos. Clowns are always trying to act funny or foolish as a means of entertainment. They aren’t criminals. There is nothing entertaining about the actions of…

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Red-Shirting Kindergarteners

  Red- Shirting Kindergarteners By James L. Casale, Ph.D. If you are a sports fan, you may be familiar with the term, “redshirting”. In college football, it represents the practice of keeping an athlete out of the competition for a year in order to further develop the athlete’s skills and extend his eligibility period. When…

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Dumb Nick (1920-2017)

  Dumb Nick (1920-2017) By James L. Casale As a child, he was initially considered a slow learner. Relatives dubbed him “dumb Nick.”  The nickname was retired when, at age four, he defeated his uncle at a game of checkers. Who reads obituaries? I do. I especially like to read about successful and accomplished people…

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Book Review: “Family Pledge”

I noticed an uptick in sales when I contracted with the Redheaded Book Lover to review my book. If you love books as I do, you may be interested in viewing redheadedbooklover.com. The review follows:   PARENTS: In Dr. Casale’s second book of a planned trilogy on parenting strategies, he continues to inspire, encourage, and inform,…

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Why Are Asian and Indian Students So Smart?

    Why Are Asian and Indian Students So Smart? by James L. Casale, Ph.D. Are Indian and Asian students smarter than their American counterparts? Why do they seem to always excel in school? This year’s Scripps’s National Spelling Bee seemed to be dominated by students from the India region. I had a chance encounter…

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Are Gift-Giving Parents Out of Control?

  Are Gift-Giving Parents Out of Control? Or All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth and a Ferrari By James L. Casale, Ph.D. If giving is better than receiving when is giving inappropriate? This is the giving season. Shall we rain all manner of gifts upon our children, or is this time…

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Tough Love Revisited

Tough Love Revisited by James L. Casale, Ph.D. I’m a big fan of Peggy Noonan. She is a syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal. I don’t always agree with her, but I respect her opinions, and I pay attention to her views. She is a lifelong learner as this essay will prove. The mention…

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