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Here’s an idea I’m considering: Write a blog that examines the youth baseball culture in my town and/or  neighboring towns, with specific emphasis on assessing and critiquing the coaching style and the overall effectiveness and efficacy of the adults involved. It’s recently come to my attention that although most of the coaches and parent volunteers…

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My three-year old daughter, Clara, and her younger friend, Ella were playing upstairs while the adults were chatting downstairs. I was sitting at the top of the staircase, listening to ensure that neither of the kids jumped out a window or set their underwear on fire. My daughter asked Ella to take off her shoes…

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As I kissed my daughter goodnight and exited the bedroom, my wife offered to sing her customary song before following me downstairs. “No, Mommy,” Clara said. “No song. Let’s talk.” “You want to talk?” Elysha asked, unsure if she had heard correctly. “Talk to me for a while, Mommy,” my three year old requested. Did…

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Two days ago my daughter took a rather hard lined (and hilarious) approach to the animals in her book while putting them to bed. Just one day later, her position had eased considerably.

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