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FATHERS’ RIGHTS
NOT JUST EVERY OTHER WEEKEND

This is about fathers' rights law, and protecting the best interests of your children. It provides information, news and comments on laws, cases and strategies for life as a single father and winning your custody, access or child support case.

Posts Tagged ‘Lessons’

Arguing the Case

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

One of my children left the lights on in the basement so I asked them which one. Jake said Nick and Nick said Jake. So I asked who was the last one down there.

Then they started to argue their case. It was Jake’s theory that Nick had turned the lights on so he should be the one to turn them off. Nicholas countered that Jake was the last one in the basement so he should turn them off. Jake then said that his friend was the last one down there. Nicholas asserted that the acts of the friend should be attributable to Jake.

This argument from my little lawyers took 15 minutes. They looked to me for a decision. I turned around, went downstairs and turned off the lights. That took 15 seconds.  Sometimes just doing it beats arguing about it.  Do you think they learned anything from this?

Things I Want to Teach My Children

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Growing up, my brother and I could never figure out why our dad was so obsessed with us putting our shoes away in the closet instead of leaving them by the door.  He also seemed similarly obsessed with us turning off the lights when we left one room and moved to another.

This morning, I picked up my children’s clothes on the floor and put them in the hamper.   I turned off the lights they left on and thought about the Pepco bill I have to pay this month.  I hung up the wet towel one of them left on the carpet.  I washed their cereal dishes and put the cereal box away.  I tripped over their sneakers as I left for work.

Now I finally understand where my father was coming from.

 
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