Tweeter: A Street Hockey Game (not Twitter)

Tweeter: A Street Hockey Game (not Twitter)

I often think about the old days when I was a kid. The good times we had and how we always found ways of having fun without the electronic distractions of today. One of my fondest memories as a kid was playing Tweeter in the winter. Unless you grew up in Winnipeg back in the early 70’s you likely won’t know what I mean by Tweeter. Tweeter was a street hockey game invented by kids on the street.

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Listen to What the Kids Say

Listen to What the Kids Say

It is remarkable what you can get out of children when they are away from their parents. They will tell you things that will make you smile, and make you cry. In the focus group sessions with kids, it wavered not. I wish I would have taken video. However, I found this wonderful blog with some great content and this video,

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The Heli-Parent and the Punch

The Heli-Parent and the Punch

It’s never a good story when people take things too far. Over-parenting is the classic gone-too-far trait. Sometimes the consequences can be devastating to the relationship between parent and child. I had a recent conversation with a friend of mine who shared a not so great experience.

John, a former baseball pitcher back in the day, who spent some time in the minors (a short time) is now actively involved with coaching. He is a good coach, but a bit intense. 

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Why am I blogging?

Why am I blogging?

It indirectly stems from the research I did for writing The Hovering Game. Never a day went by when I didn’t get some level of response regarding the need for a book to address helicopter parenting issues. It fuelled my passion to fix things. I am a solution based person, I hate when people complain about things but never offer ways to solve the problem.

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