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Forum: Single Parenting   05-22-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By daddyray
Give him a kick in the butt. Tell him his...

Give him a kick in the butt.

Tell him his visitation time is supposed to be to spend real time with his kids. Don't let him do laundry there. Don't let him do anything except focus on them --...
Forum: Dads   05-22-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,894
Posted By daddyray
Cash, grocery card, something like that that is...

Cash, grocery card, something like that that is practical and useful.

I don't know what his situation is, but I struggle pretty hard to make ends meet. If he's like a lot of guys (and since he...
Forum: Dads   05-22-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,163
Posted By daddyray
I don't belong to a group. I used to have some...

I don't belong to a group. I used to have some friends who had kids the same age as mine, but they've moved out of town.

We used to do things like go to a hands-on or history museum nearby,...
Forum: Dads   05-06-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,180
Posted By daddyray
I've only used an electric razor a couple of...

I've only used an electric razor a couple of times, but it was 20 years ago. It didn't seem like I got a very close shave.

My father was telling me a while back that he thinks he got a better...
Forum: Dads   05-06-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,666
Posted By daddyray
I haven't found many good parenting web sites...

I haven't found many good parenting web sites and don't have family close by, so I read the threads here. Sometimes I want to respond so I created an account.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-06-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,181
Posted By daddyray
He'll stand when it feels natural to him, but if...

He'll stand when it feels natural to him, but if you're worried about it, you can appeal to his competitive side and have him "sink" Cheerios while he pees if he's tall enough.

It takes a while...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-15-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By daddyray
This is a real different situation than I found...

This is a real different situation than I found myself in ... but I'll say it hurt a lot to have my daughter kept away from me. I feel for both of you, but it sounds like a real mess.

Like you...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-20-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By daddyray
The kids and I all made it through the week...

The kids and I all made it through the week thanks to your tips, everyone.

Now I'm really, really appreciative of what my ex goes through every day and have offered her a little more help than I...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-17-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By daddyray
"you sound like a great daddy" I'm not...

"you sound like a great daddy"

I'm not there yet, but I'm working on it. The people here on this site are really helping me with that journey, too.
Forum: Single Parenting   10-15-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,952
Posted By daddyray
A lot of being attractive is being confident....

A lot of being attractive is being confident. You all know men and women who aren't traditionally good looking, but are really attractive because of their personalities. Some people are born with...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-15-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By daddyray
All right, I meant to take Rosehip's advice, but...

All right, I meant to take Rosehip's advice, but fell asleep with the kids last night.

I need to go pack their lunches and make breakfast while they're still dozing.

Thanks for the tips,...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-14-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By daddyray
My ex has been at a conference all week and I've...

My ex has been at a conference all week and I've had the kids solo. It's been overwhelming to do EVERYTHING myself. Usually, I have them on the weekends and don't have to deal with work too...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-14-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,952
Posted By daddyray
If he's a decent man, he's going to care about...

If he's a decent man, he's going to care about you as a whole and not every little thing that makes you up.

Maybe it's because I've grown up some, but I find women far more attractive than 20...
Forum: Dads   10-04-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,550
Posted By daddyray
I think it is a constant learning process. I'm...

I think it is a constant learning process. I'm also trying to work on being a better dad.

The hardest thing for me has been to really listen to what my kids are saying and not get impatient and...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By daddyray
Thanks for helping me just keep my mouth shut....

Thanks for helping me just keep my mouth shut. Your ideas for doing that are helpful. It's so hard to just shut off the switch and say to yourself, "not important; be bigger than that." I'm an...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-07-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
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Views: 725
Posted By daddyray
How would it affect how your daughter sees...

How would it affect how your daughter sees herself if you change her last name? How much is it her identity?

Both my exes went back to their maiden names but the children still have my name...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-07-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By daddyray
thanks Nola and Minxie. I'm fighting my nature...

thanks Nola and Minxie. I'm fighting my nature and hearing your experience helps me see that this is better in the long run.

"One consequence of this tactic is that sometimes DS will tell me,...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-06-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By daddyray
My ex was talking to my youngest in front me as...

My ex was talking to my youngest in front me as I dropped off my boys. He was asking about some toy he wanted for his birthday and she said out of the blue, "everything is about money. You can...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By daddyray
Wow. That's rough. I'd think a lot depends...

Wow. That's rough.

I'd think a lot depends on your daughter and her maturity level. You might be able to drop some hints. Are there other genetic traits that have passed along in your family?...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By daddyray
I haven't been on here in a long time, but...

I haven't been on here in a long time, but wanted to let you all know I've been taking some of your advice. Things are cool with the boys; I have been sending letters to my daughter (her mom sends...
Forum: Dads   09-05-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,685
Posted By daddyray
Thanks for the book suggestions and,...

Thanks for the book suggestions and, angelandmisha, thanks for telling me just to tell him what I'd written. It actually helped some. I'm still not as patient as I'd like to be, but now he knows...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-18-2009, 02:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By daddyray
i posted other stuff in the "dads" forum, but it...

i posted other stuff in the "dads" forum, but it looks like nobody is reading it much

i need some help being a better dad. I didn't have a great example from my own dad. I have a daughter I don't...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-16-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By daddyray
Has anyone heard Levon Helm's new CD, "Electric...

Has anyone heard Levon Helm's new CD, "Electric Dirt"? Any opinions?
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-16-2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By daddyray
As someone else mentioned, The Irish Rovers do a...

As someone else mentioned, The Irish Rovers do a good version. Shel Silverstein wrote a lot of songs for surprising people "A Boy Named Sue"/Johnny Cash. Waylon Jennings liked his songwriting ......
Forum: Single Parenting   07-14-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By daddyray
My exes and I both have tried to keep things as...

My exes and I both have tried to keep things as stable as possible for our kids. I'm the worst of us, though, with discipline and stuff. I'm the kind of guy who says "yes" if I have money in the...
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