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A Family Mission Statement - Oct 23, 2014 - 9:49:12 PM

Some time ago I attended a Family Enrichment Seminar in Nassau during the summer. The question was asked to write a mission statement for your life. I thought to myself that the presenter was just being hilarious. However, he was serious about his statement. He said it yet again; write for me a mission statement for your life. I then begin to ask myself the question what is my mission statement for my life? As I begin to answer this question, it was effortless for me to be myself, and understand that every life has a mission. Fulfilling our mission is the most essential in life.

A mission statement is formal, short, or written statement of the purpose of a company or organization. As I’m writing this article, I think about the Rand Memorial Hospital. As soon as you enter the doors, you would see a...
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Mistakes Parents make with Teen Discipline - Oct 10, 2014 - 2:59:54 PM

Have you ever experienced the result of a relationship that was broken, and asked yourself the question, where did you go wrong?

When a relationship with whom ever is ended, it didn’t just happen; an accumulation of events transpired and now you are seeing the results of it.

When disruptive behavior shows up in the lives of their children, parents seems surprised. However, it develops when parents lack consistency with their children. This is one of the mistakes that parents admits to, and can become costly in the future...

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Teaching your children delayed gratification - Oct 3, 2014 - 12:22:42 PM

My eldest brother Elvis taught me a valuable lesson as a teen about delaying gratification. I didn’t understand what he was teaching at that moment in time, but I trusted him; and knew that he wanted the best for his little brother. I was in the process of receiving a basketball scholarship to attend college in Texas. My brother simple words were, “The girls will always be there. When you leave and come back home they will still be around; they are not going anywhere.”

Twenty five years later, I met a student who was frustrated and disappointed about his life. I asked him the simple question, why? Then he began to express himself about what he wanted to achieve in his life. I was very impressed with his ambitions...

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Fatherlessness, the Social Ills of Society - Sep 25, 2014 - 1:55:13 PM

Nothing shouts so loudly about society’s success as do the lives of our children, and the lives of our children are reflections of adult values children have learn by observation, imitation and repetition.

Throughout human history every powerful, wealthy nation at its pinnacle has relinquish its responsibility to instill the principles and virtues  that made it flourish, in the generations that follow. As a result, no society has ever survived its own success by staying on top. It has disappeared or lost its position as a global leader. Unless parents, Father’s in particular come and stand alongside their children and declare them blessed, society will wither and decay...
Children in Crisis - Sep 20, 2014 - 2:09:01 PM

A crisis usually involves a temporary loss of coping abilities, and the assumption is that the emotional dysfunction is reversible. If a person effectively copes with the threat of a crisis, he or she then returns to prior levels of functioning.

Children are resilient at heart; however they often struggle with rejection and neglect from their parents.

The Chinese character for “crisis” is made up of two symbols, one for despair and the other for opportunity. When doctors talk about a crisis, they are talking about the moment in the course of a disease when a change for the worse or better occurs. As a counselor when I talk about marital crisis, I’m talking about turning points when the marriage can go in either direction...

A Championship Ring - Sep 12, 2014 - 10:01:18 AM

I was blessed by the Lord to be given a talent to play basketball during secondary school, high school and also to play at a collegiate level. For me, every time I would step out on the basketball court it was to compete at my highest level. To play basketball was one thing, but to win a championship was another thing. I had both experiences. However, it’s so much better to be on the winning side.

This article was birth out of a conversation with a colleague. He made a statement that said “I chose my family over my career.” He then later expounded on his statement, “I was given the opportunity to make more money and to have a position on my job but I realized that the hours of work would interfere with spending quality time with my family...”

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