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Shut the F**K Up (and the Beauty of the Death of Control)

Richard Melnick | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
Richard Melnick

Instead of being bossy, feel the vulnerability you seek to avoid by complaining and controlling. Give yourself a hug. Give your kid a hug. Shut the f**k up! Your kid doesn't need fixing.

My Hero, Lance

Richard Melnick | Posted 03.09.2013 | Sports
Richard Melnick

Like so many, I was overcome with emotion and pride at Lance's achievement. Then, just four months later, I faced my own cancer diagnosis and ironically, it was cycling that taught me to endure chemotherapy.

Be Willing to Feel

Richard Melnick | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard Melnick

Thirteen years ago, as a cancer patient with 3 and 5-year-old boys, I was afraid. I gained peace by asking myself over and over, "What am I afraid of right now, in this moment?" And the answer was always the same: nothing. My fears were all based on the future.

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids This Holiday

Richard Melnick | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
Richard Melnick

Your kids have the dexterity and intelligence to contribute. You'll be shocked by what they're capable of and the pleasure they may take in being helpful.