The Hooters Story Re-re-re-visited
November 12, 2009 by Rain Racer
Greetings to those who read my interview in AOL ParentDish and followed the link to my blog. I originally wrote the Hooters post a few weeks ago and it is buried deep in my archives, but I’ll save you the scrolling and put it Here. For my regular readers who haven’t seen it, here’s the link to the interview I did with AOL.
I hate to disappoint, but being the “Hooters Dad” is not my favorite thing and not what I usually do. I’d much rather be known for blogging about interesting, original, and complex parenting topics for those with infants up to pre-teens. I have compiled my Greatest Hits with a thumbnail description culled from my 40+ posts in the past four months:
1) The time I had my kids talk to their great-grandpa about the Great Depression.
2) Dealing with violent videogames.
2a) Using Chores and Allowance to Instill in Your Children a Work Ethic and Appreciation For Saving Their Money
2b) Kids Growing Up Soft
3) Taped conversations between my 11, 10, and 8 year olds and their 89-year-old great-grandpa about what life was like 70 years ago.
4) Maintaining Order During ‘Play Dates’
5) A Story about the Worst Dad I Ever Met (with some free tips on taking little kids on long flights)
6) How to reduce your child’s crying
7) How hard to push your child into competitive sports
8.) How to win the discipline war with your kids
9) Why a 10-year-old needs a cellphone
10) Using chores and allowance to instill a work ethic and saving money.
11) Dump your stroller
12) Two simple tests you can run on your 4-year-old that researchers believe are keys to future success here and here. Also, looking for clues in the crib.
13) The key to being an effective parent.
14) What Happens when even good parenting isn’t enough
15) Kids, Videogames and self-control
16) Peeing in a trashcan. One of my favorite funny stories.
Thanks for taking a look at my blog, and leave a comment if the mood strikes you. If you work your way through my grammatical errors and weak lines of argument, and sift out a nugget of two of useful information to apply to your own children, then I am happy.