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06
Jun
2012

Be Your Kid’s Hero

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be your kid's hero

The next few months are shaping up to be a blockbuster, mega hit, multi million, super hero save the world kind of a summer! I was at the movies with my oldest son Cole (AKA…ColeTrain, Train) last week and we saw trailers for The Avengers, Bat Man and Spider Man.  My family, also known as […]

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09
Apr
2012
voice of God

I am the proud father of three kiddos.  I have a 13 year old son, 12 year old daughter and then there is my 10 year old.  His name is Tifton Jack Spradlin, AKA The Jack Hammer, and let me just say that he is one of the most unique, different, march to the beat […]

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21
Mar
2012

Why Christian Kids Rebel

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So this past month I have been reading Dr. Tim’s book, “Why Christian Kids Rebel.”  And let me just say…  in a timid, humble and quiet way…  IT’S THE SINGLE BEST BOOK ON PARENTING THAT I HAVE EVER READ!!  Just in case that might of slipped by you and you didn’t quite catch what I […]

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08
Feb
2012
quit

When your kids graduate High School and head to college, how do you know that you have been successful as a parent? Have you been successful if… Your kids decide to sport a WWJD bracelet at college Your son is awarded a full ride scholarship in wrestling (gotta love those wrestling outfits!!) Your daughter graduates […]

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santavsjesus

As you examine your life, is there more evidence for the existence of Santa Clause than there is for the existence of Jesus? Has “Jesus is the reason” has been exchanged for “Santa is the reason”? When you look in the mirror do you see evidence of an imbalanced focus on Santa? So if I […]

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21
Nov
2011
skates

When I was a “tween”, one of my favorite things in the whole world was to go to SkateLand Skate Center in Duncanville, Tx!! That’s right baby!  I would put on my double reinforced knee tough skins.   I would slide on my v-neck velour shirt and securely fasten my “old skool”  lucky rabbits foot to […]

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05
Sep
2011

Don’t Forget to Have Fun!

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kidhavingfun

I live in a world where I am constantly thinking, dreaming, and trying to crank out content to help parents be the best parents on the face of the planet. I love teaching mom and dad how to invest in their kids, earn respect, talk about sex, guard their kid’s heart, protect them on Facebook, […]

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22
Jun
2011

How to Handle Sibling Fights

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Can I just say, “I AM DONE WITH SIBLING FIGHTS”?!?!? It seems like every time I turn around my two boys are arguing and fighting.  I am sure that my kids are the only ones that do this, but several months ago while Team Sprad was snowboarding,  my two boys got in a huge fight!  […]

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11
Apr
2011

Let’s Talk about Sex

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Several years ago my wife had what I call installment #1 of “The Sex Talk” with my youngest son; it went something like this… Jodie: Do you know where babies come from? Tifton: Duh, Mom.  You push them out of your bottom. (He isn’t referring to the correct part of the bottom… you know boys.) […]

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