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A Household Employee Gone Bad and Becomes Threat to Family Safety I

To be clear, I define household employees as people hired to work inside our house. Typically, we hire female domestic helpers (or maids), and male houseboys and family drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

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How I Explained the Word ‘Forever’ to My Kids

One day, I was trying to explain the word ‘forever’ to my children. They seemed to have understood and that was the end of it. As days and weeks passed by, when they misbehave, I would tell them that if they don’t behave, I would take a toy away and they won’t see it forever. It did work, at the beginning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Children Do Take Advantage

I remember the days when Rinaldo was over a year old. As soon as he sees my face when I go into our bedroom at night, he starts crying. For him, seeing me means he stops playing and it’s time to sleep. I don’t recall a time when I allowed him to play some more. Read the rest of this entry »

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People Around Us

My godson is spot on when he said he would like to be surrounded by people who are positive thinkers and successful in their own fields. He understands that the people around him can and will influence him, and that being said, he would like to be influenced in a way that is beneficial to him, his wife, and future children. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Father

If I say that a father’s love for his child is immeasurable, would I be wrong? If I say a father would go to great lengths to protect his child, would I be wrong? If I say a father is willing to die so that his child could live, would I be wrong? Read the rest of this entry »

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