Hi and Welcome…

By | November 18, 2009

Yea ! It’s back ! I hope you’re glad to see this page. I certainly am !

This whole site totally vanished! It was gone without warning and left no clues as to why, how, or where to. No one could find it. Not even my ISP–though they finally located its folder, which they said was empty.  They had no clue as to what caused it to happen. And they couldn’t do a thing about it.  Talk about frustrating–this was it!

I’m about as technically gifted as the smallest of the beagle-basset-huskie (Bebasskie)  pups out in our kennel! I had no clue as to what to do. I was sick about it. Then a dear “Twitterfriend” decided to take on the “Mission Impossible” challenge (yeah, I know that dates me)–and she found the site but it was inaccessible. It was as though it was in the bottom of a barrel and covered by layers of trash. One by one she removed the bits of debris until, finally, Whoosh! It popped to the surface and right back into place! So here we are again!  I hope I’ll be able to post regularly and that you’ll drop in often so we can share ideas about building wonder-full families that are happy havens (at least most of the time) for all family members.

We can grow. We can improve. We can make a difference! And we want to!

Those are some of the premises of this site.  Most people definitely want to do a better job of being parents, grandparents, teachers, scout leaders, etc. We want to have a positive influence on the lives of children.  That’s what this site is all about. Little things can make a big difference.

Read the story of a man who did grow, improve, and make a difference–what a difference! See the article below: “Want to be adored? He was.”

We love being in touch, so…

  1. If you’re on Facebook, “friend” me there. I’m Philip Dale Smith on Facebook. I’ll confirm that we’re friends.
  2. If you tweet on Twitter, I’m there as GrandpaDale. Follow me and I’ll follow you back.
  3. If you haven’t seen the video of me and “the little redhead” in a brief discussion re: communication with a baby and the awesomeness of a baby’s mind, see that screen down to your right?  Click on the triangle in the middle and join us. If your computer is “up to speed” it will be smooth–otherwise may be a bit jerky.
  4. You, and your friends, can also see it on YouTube by clicking on this link: http://tinyurl.com/99m69h.  While you’re there you can click “subscribe” and you’ll automatically get word of when the next video is up. It’s free!  If you check back here regularly you’ll catch new videos as the are posted.
  5. Did you sign up for our free occasional newsletter? As a bonus, you’ll get our daughter Lisa’s story  (you’ll love it!) of making Thimble Biscuits with my mother, the famous “Ma” who inspired the character “Hattie” in our novels, including the award-winning  Turn Back Time. See the form up to the right? Fill that out and you’ll get the story–and two recipes, so you can make thimble biscuits with children you love! What fun! Okay, it can be a mess, too–but a wonderful, fun mess!

This site is going to be a very special one with lots of valuable insights, tools and techniques to help big people equip little people to reach their full God-given potential!

Keep checking in here. And send me notes about things of interest to those of us who place a high value on children and families. Tell me some topics you’d like us to discuss on this blog–or on teleseminars we hope to schedule in the future. Or just to tell me you love me no matter what! :).   For now, to communicate with me, use smithdale2@aol.com or leave comments below.

We have some good news we’ll get to share with you soon. In the meantime, be looking forward to a free five-lesson eCourse about the wonderful benefits of reading together as a family. It should be ready soon.

For now, have an abundant and joyous day!

Philip Dale Smith (mostly known as Dale or GrandpaDale)

P.S. Be sure to read the posts below.

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