Parent Like You Mean It: Keep Your Hands Off My Kids!

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[display_podcast] Sometimes, don't you just wish you could go back to simpler times? If I could go back to when I was eight-years-old, that would be cool. My biggest concerns were collecting baseball cards, inventing new ways to build bicycle jumps out of lumber scraps, and pleading with my parents to get one of those new “Happy Meals” from McDonalds for lunch. My friends and I roamed around our neighborhood singing pop songs at the top of our lungs with one overarching rule: be home before the … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 13: MMA – Moral Martial Arts

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[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast were we talk about parenting each and every day in a manner that seizes every opportunity to instill amazing character in our kids. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I answer the bell every morning, rise from my corner and fight the good fight as well as I can. Speaking of which, my wife and I were recently treated to a six-week “Self Defense Training” trial at our son’s martial arts studio. “It’s a great worko … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 10: Schoolhouse Rock, Obamacare, Immigration and Your Kids

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[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It, the podcast where we talk about parenting on purpose – with the intention of instilling character and values in our children that would make our grandparents proud. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and I’m the first to admit that I probably watched too much television as a child, but I wasn’t just one to stare mindlessly into the boob tube – I actually paid attention. I remember acing a high school History exam without studying a single minut … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It: Give Them A Sporting Chance

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[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about purpose-driven-parenting, as Rick Warren might say. Or, in other words, parenting with intentionality instead of just reacting to life one day to the next in regards to your kids.  I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I swing and miss quite a bit in life, and there are some days where I’m just glad that I haven’t gotten cut from the team. Keeping with baseball, Little League Baseball made some … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 7: Homeschooling – It Ain’t For Everyone, But It’s Perfect For Us

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[display_podcast] No matter if your bend is secular or religious, our responsibility as parents is to grow and develop our kids’ character. Now, someone is going to do this – do YOU want to have the governing voice or influence on who that someone is, or do you wan tot leave that decision to someone else? (the kids in the neighborhood, the teachers they’re assigned by the school district, even their Sunday school teachers?) THAT is largely why my wife and I homeschool. Now, don’t get me wrong … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 5: Morning and Evening Routines

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[display_podcast] Hello, and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about parenting with intentionality, versus just letting life happen to you and your kids, all with the aim of developing outstanding values and character in our kids. My name is Jefferson Drexler, and just like many of you, I stumble around my house before my morning coffee, falling victim to random puncture wounds from stray legos in the carpet and wet socks from unreported milk puddles. But, like the o … [Read more...]


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