Posts Tagged ‘Family Values’

Recently, I had a K.I.D.S. relapse while packing for a trip to our lake camp and went into a Daddy rage!

“I guess no one wants to help me!” I shouted in frustration packing the car without an assistance.  “For the rest of the week, if anyone wants something from Dad, my answer will be ‘no!'”

Later that day, my five-year-old handed me a note.

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“Can we not go to Stewart’s [for ice cream]?” 

It reminded me of a classic line my step-dad used to say — and he had many.

“You know why donkeys don’t go to school?” he’d say. “Because nobody likes a smart ass.”

Grandpa would’ve loved my little man!


James Henry is also the author of Corporation YOU: A Business Plan for the Soul, James DobkowskiTwasHail Mary series, and two children’s books: The Second Prince and Klaus: The Gift-giver to ALL!  To contact James or book an interview, please contact Mark of Goldman/McCormick PR at (516) 639-0988 or Mark@goldmanmccormick.com.

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Rarely does my family watch Network Television.

If we do, I hold my hand securely on the remote with my finger on the mute button. The TV dilemma is two-fold: Either the content is inappropriate or the commercials are “not ready for Prime Time.”

Maybe my wife and I are just old school or too traditional. (In defense of network television, I find my pastor’s sermons often inappropriate for my children’s ears — especially with his constant use of he-double hockey sticks and the frequent use of the Lord’s name … often, in what us traditionalist consider to be, in vain.)

There’s few places for parent to go these days. To paraphrase Rascal Flatts “I miss Mayberry … where everything is black and white.”

Thankfully, there’s MeTV where my kids and I can go back in time and watch the timeless episodes of the Andy Griffith Show.

Instead of being a watchtower of protection with the remote pointed at my flat-screen and my finger resting on the trigger, my couch once again becomes what is was intended to be: A sanctuary of comfort where I can stretched-out my arms and wrap them around my boys.

Families need more of that today! And, TV needs more Mayberry!


James DobkowskiJames Henry is the author of Corporation YOU: A Business Plan for the Soul, ‘Twas, and the new book series Hail Mary. For six years, James taught At-Risk kids in Los Angeles. Today, he lives in New York where he continues to write — and teach. To contact James or book an interview, please contact Mark of Goldman & McCormick PR at (516) 639-0988 or Mark@goldmanmccormick.com.


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It’s difficult being a parent today.

No, let me restate that: It’s difficult being a protective parent today. Even when you try to watch something child-friendly, it often backfires. For example, over Christmas Break, we turned to the ABC app to watch Prep and Landing.

The content was family-friendly and quite entertaining, but many of the commercials were unwatchable. One commercial that popped up was for an R-rated horror pix that gave my oldest son nightmares. (Well, almost.) During the sequel, my wife and I had to mute the iPad during the commercial breaks and have the kids turn away until they were over.

Like I said, even when you try to watch something child-friendly … it’s difficult!  Enter EvanTube HD.


If you’re looking for fun family-friendly content, you’ve come to the right place!

That’s how the channel describes itself – and that couldn’t be MORE accurate.

It goes on to say:

Our channel is all about KID FUN! Toys, Challenges, Animals, Video Games, Science Experiments, Special Effects, Animation and Attractions!

Again, CHECK on accuracy!

If it’s fun for kids, it continues, you’ll find it here!


The star of the show is a highly articulate kid named Evan. He’s slightly older than my oldest, who has seemingly grown up with Evan – and is one of his biggest fans.

His sister, Jillian, soon started making cameo appearances and now has a channel of her own, appropriately named Jillian Tube HD. His mom and dad are now also regulars as well.


This show is simply good, clean fun!

It’s the Ozzie and Harriett of our day – and a welcomed return of true family entertainment!



James DobkowskiJames Henry is the author of Corporation YOU: A Business Plan for the Soul, ‘Twas, and the new book series Hail Mary. To contact James or book an interview, please contact Mark of Goldman/McCormick PR at (516) 639-0988 or Mark@goldmanmccormick.com

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