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Did you know that all the  NFL teams are plural – Raiders is it, never only one Raider – we are Raiders!

It is the right time for you to leave the kitchen and settle in on the couch for a nice long Raiders game. Be careful because the Raiders are addicting. The more you know about the team the more you will love the team.

Getting out of the kitchen and onto the couch will be a hard move. You will see recipes on our site and you can  I choose to believe that my husband is proud of me when I start yakking and cheering and getting into discussions about the Raiders.

as he shares some of my opinions about the Raiders in public. So, decide to learn more about the team and game so you sit down with a few actual facts and with basic knowledge of the rules. I drove my husband crazy (well, I still do) asking him question after question. Paying attention to the game requires me to put down any other electronics – close the laptop and watch the game.

 

A thought that needs to be thought about by parents (mostly moms in regard to their boys). First, it is really important for a woman to sit down and shut up in regard to your sons participation in sports – or in school – or in many parts of life. Your are women and have no idea what it really takes to raise a boy to be a man. I know that there are a lot of families where the father is out of the picture – maybe more often than not these days – so moms go out there and watch what men say and how they act with their sons. It is really important for you to read and learn how to raise a boy to be a man. To give a boy the confidence they need to be a strong man who will in his own life be a strong father to his family.

Ok guys, here i go at you…men, you must  rise to the challenge of parenting a boy You are their role model. I don’t really understand this but if a boy is being raised by a piece of …. father who is abusive of substances (like an alcoholic) or smokes (ok it does kill 20 out of every 100 adults in the US) or any other bad habit…the boys will rise to the lowest bar. They will model your behavior. They watch their daddy’s and when they are young and everybody is saying things to him , “You look just like your dad”, or “Your dad loved math in school.” Yep, you can guess it, those are the things that your son will reach for.

So, Raiders families – step up and get with it. It is never too late to straighten up and to put your sons ahead of yourself I remember when my boy was about 13 he sat down with his dad (A RARE occurance) and he said, “Dad you care about all the wrong things. You get out there and build stuff and clean the yard and then you go for a run bu you don’t know what is really important. What is really important is me, your son. You don’t even know me. You show no love to me- you are missing out on all the good in life but you have a clean car.”

I heard this conversation and reminded myselt that I was the coach and the cheerleader for him – but he needed strong men around him to fill the gap that his father left. Sometimes a boy gets lucky and gets a great step-dad who understands what it takes to raise a boy to be a real man. What a delight it is to watch them talking about football or fishing. To see how my son feels safe and carries himself more and more like an outstanding man.

Just reverse everything I said about a woman raising her girl. Girls are daddy’s and boys’ are mommies special kids. Moms can sit back and let the dad figure out how to parent and grow the boy to a man while a mom is responsible for their girls becoming adorable sweet spirited and strong women. If you stop and think about all this you will find it to be true.

So, why do I talk about this…well here is the Football Fitting of this ideal.

Being a mother means we are supposed to watch out for our children. To watch after them at home and train them to be fun and happy productive adults while smiling and encouraging them along the way. Being a parent means we need to find the correct way to show our concern for our children  everywhere their lives lead them. I know that when I was a kid my mother was a force to be reckoned with. A mom who used whatever she had at he disposal to “get our attention” to make her point and discipline us. She never ever let on that she talked to teachers or coaches about us. That adult talk went on behind our backs  – right where it belongs.

So, as you read about taking care of your child’s health in regard to a sport or in particular Football teams – learn watch and be careful not to interfere in front of your child and never ever ever tell your child that you talked to their teacher or their coach. Let your kids believe that they are capable of taking it, taking care of it all.

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