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...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 71: In Your Story, Which Scene Are You Responsible For?

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[display_podcast] My dad and I LOVE sports and movies. One flick that combines these two (to a degree) is Frequency with Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid. In the movie, Quaid plays Caviezel’s firefighter dad in 1969 Queens, New York. An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences. One aspect that the movie establishes in its first act is a family that starts out looking picture perfect: great … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 70: “Culture’s Ever-Changing Standards”

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[display_podcast] Between my baseball teams, my brother’s teams, and my dad’s softball teams, my family spent countless hours around the baseball diamond as I grew up. After all those innings, my dad instilled in me an undying love for the game. I even love the most ridiculous minutiae of baseball such as situational defenses, pitch selections, rarely instituted rules and even field dimensions. For instance, on any regulation field (Little League withstanding), exactly 90 feet spans from one ba … [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 8: Nissan’s “With Dad” Compared To My Dad

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[display_podcast] Hello, and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about parenting with intentionality, rather than simply letting life happen to you and your kids day after day. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I have some days when I feel like my first aid kit isn’t sufficient and it should contain head-to-toe bubble wrap, but then there are so many other days when I’m incredibly proud that my little guys rubbed dirt on their scratch and said, “I’m all good!” … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 69: The Grass Is Always Greener & He’s Got Marty Feldman Eyes

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[display_podcast] When I was a boy, my dad was constantly telling me “Son, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” As a young boy, stuck mowing the lawn on Saturday mornings, I never quite got what he meant by that. I mean, if the grass is greener over there, what does that have to do with all this stuff I’m stuck taking care of over here? And, yet, he insisted I’ll understand when I got older. So I got older. As a teenager who constantly was looking at other kids at school … [Read more...]


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