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    Raising My Sons To Be Gentlemen!

    I’m sad to say it, but I do believe that chivalry is dead (for the most part). I think the feminist movement has morphed into little more than a political agenda – a far cry from the once great movement of fighting for women’s rights – or into a beast that has slowly devoured every last morsel of chivalry! There was a time when I bought into the idea that men did chivalrous things in order to establish their dominance over the so-called “weaker” sex… In fact, when I first met my husband I was a “brash little hardass”  – his words 🙂 So much so that the first time he opened the car door for…

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    Yes, I’m talking to You, unfriendly Mom.

    Some parents just baffle me.             Yes, I have friendly kids. And if you can’t deal with that, quite frankly, that’s your loss! You see, I’m trying to raise good human beings here. So yes, I’ve taught my kids to greet adults, because it’s respectful to do. I’ve taught them to include other kids in their play, because it’s kind and it’s a part of raising considerate, empathetic children.  I’ve taught them to say please, and thank you (even though they might need to be reminded from time to time) because decent manners are the building blocks of a good character. And, the last time…