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Real talk about raising boys to become men of character.
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Ethan To learn that you have a special needs, handicap, deaf child was and is the most powerful journey I have ever been on. Ethan, now almost 11 years old is an amazing young l man. Life is very normal and easy with him. It was not always that way.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at Raising Great Men™
Hi Notoya, You're right about "helicopter parents" who hover. They raise children who are not accountable or responsible for their actions.
Hi Jennifer, Thank you for you comment. It wasn't until I asked my teen son that I realized the importance of asking before telling. Helps to build the conversation and keep it fluid. We're so eager to teach our kids we forget to find out what they already know.
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The past few weeks, I've been troubled by how some adults are reacting to the rape case in Steubenville. Making generalizations about teens doesn't help other teens to understand the severity of rape. We need to address the "boys will be boys" attitude that permeates our society and we need... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2013 at Raising Great Men™
Good Crys that you're thinking about this when your daughter is still little. Our kids pick up so much from us, good and bad.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2013 on Mom, You're a Bully at Raising Great Men™
Thank you, it made me stop and wonder too about my behavior.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2013 on Mom, You're a Bully at Raising Great Men™
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Your son may not always remember all the great things you've done for him but he'll never forget a broken promise. My mom has never broken a promise to us and to this day, I respect her for her candor and integrity. If my mom couldn't do something, she thoroughly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2013 at Raising Great Men™
Hi Mai, Thank you for stopping by and for sharing this post with your sister-in-law. Good luck to you and your husband!
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2013 on Raising a Servant Leader at Raising Great Men™
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They say when the student is ready, the teacher arrives. This saying definitely can apply to parenting. As a mom, I often get caught up in wanting to teach my sons important life skills and instill core values that I miss my own learning opportunity. The problem is that I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Raising Great Men™
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In our world, it's easy to get caught up in the pressure and competitiveness of raising a child who is personally and academically successful. Our society does not allow for mediocrity and slackers. From the time our child is born, we are flooded with images and messages that encourage us... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Raising Great Men™
Yes Kristen! Those are two important life skills.
Thank you Bea for your support! Appreciate your comment.
Thank you Lynette for your comment. It's something we have to be aware of when we are raising sons.
Thank you Nicole! It's easier said than done, right? It helps to start small and work on one at a time.
I agree! Society sends them mixed messages.
Thank you Shelley!
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I can't believe that in 2013 we still have silly online debates about parenting styles or lifestyles. It seems that some people will look for any reason to anonymously berate, judge and criticize others for their life choices. Whether it's single parents vs married parents, working moms vs stay at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Raising Great Men™
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The other day I saw an image on a Facebook page in which a mom and her daughter stated "I don't need a man" with a shadow of a man leaving the house in the background. The picture represents one of the most celebrated statements uttered by women. I have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2013 at Raising Great Men™
The passive aggressiveness is so bad because it teaches the child that it's ok to hurt people's feelings as long as you back it up with "I'm just kidding."
Wow, what a blessing Fawn! Your husband must be resilient and had a plan for his life. This goes to show that as adults we make the decision to let out past control us or be a catalyst to improve our lives.
Thank you for sharing! It's so important to break these cycles and kudos to you for being a positive role model and great dad for your kids!
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I was inspired to write this post based on this article about the Steubenville rape case in which the writer asks: "How do I prevent my son from becoming a rapist?" As parents, we take for granted that if we tell our kids something often enough, they'll get. We make... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Raising Great Men™
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If you were to put 100 men in a room and ask them: "What does it mean to be a man?", the responses would vary. Some men don't have a clue what it means because no one took the time to explain to them the complexities of manhood. Some men... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Raising Great Men™
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“If you’re going to have childhood dreams you should have great parents who let you pursue them and express your creativity”- Randy Pausch Do you ever think about your son's dreams? Do you take the time to talk to him about what he wants to do with his future? The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at Raising Great Men™