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JENKINS: Memo to young males: It's time to man up

When I was growing up, the fastest way to get boys engaged in learning was to make it a competition between them and the girls. The girls usually won, but at least the boys competed.

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Rob Jenkins: A child's guide to getting your way

This column is not for adults. If you’re an adult, stop reading immediately.

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Rob Jenkins: Look beyond the hysteria to real root cause of violence

It’s time we address the real root cause of violence across cultures.

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JENKINS: Falling victim to the travel team fallacy

We encouraged our kids to play rec league sports and, later (of course), school sports, and we supported them in those activities. But travel teams were always out of the question, and they understand that even if they didn’t always like it.

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JENKINS: Summer assignments keep students under schools' thumb

Heaven protect us from crusading, do-gooder education types who believe they know more than parents and are hell-bent on controlling every moment of our kids' lives.

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Rob Jenkins: Finding common ground on the Common Core

One of those rare areas of agreement between left and right these days is over the Common Core, the new set of national standards for public schools.

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Rob Jenkins: How us 'old folks' killed off Facebook

According to a recent story in the UK Guardian, Facebook's meteoric rise may finally have leveled off.

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Rob Jenkins: Some favorite things I've said about fathers

Tthere are few things I know more about than fatherhood.

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Rob Jenkins: The Bill of Rights, revised 2013 edition

Evidence has been mounting lately that the so-called "Bill of Rights" has become not only outdated and irrelevant but perhaps positively subversive.

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JENKINS: Some practical advice for the class of 2013

Congratulations -- you've just graduated from high school. Now what're you going to do? Besides go to Disney World. Or Panama City. Or wherever. What about after that?

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Rob Jenkins: Saying goodbye to another year of folding chairs and ballpark hotdogs

I've been thinking once again about the way we parents become enslaved to our kids' activities.

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Rob Jenkins: On Mother's Day, a tribute to my stepmom

Whenever I hear people use the term "red-headed step-child," I cringe. Maybe that's because I was one. Am one.

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Rob Jenkins: A family man's guide to gift-giving season

Gift-giving time is here again.

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Rob Jenkins: Hey, teacher, my HOA is bullying me again

The buzziest buzzword in education these days is "bullying."

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Rob Jenkins: Money management for married men

One of the best things you and your wife can do to ensure domestic tranquility is agree upon a budget.

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JENKINS: The AAU Effect is damaging college basketball

Next time you're watching a college basketball game, and supposedly "big-time" players are clanking the ball off the rim over and over again, remember that we mainly have the AAU culture to thank.

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Rob Jenkins: How did SACS wind up as the villain?

Blaming SACS for a system's poor performance is like blaming the Bar Association for a lawyer's misconduct.

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Rob Jenkins: Coming soon to a school near you: another ill-conceived educational fad

A growing trend in secondary education involves replacing traditional, face-to-face instruction with online classes.

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Rob Jenkins: Fat equity: The time is now

We hear a lot these days about equity -- gender equity, pay equity, income equity.

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Rob Jenkins: Bracketology for the poetically inclined -- or mathematically challenged

Welcome once again to mid-March, that time of year when even people who don't care about college basketball suddenly care about college basketball.

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Rob Jenkins: What the federal government can learn from household budgeters

In the week since sequestration-mandated budget cuts went into effect, I've gone out every morning to see if any bits of sky were lying in my yard.

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Rob Jenkins: Confessions of a Girl Scout cookie addict

At my house, the day Girl Scout Cookies arrive is kind of like a holiday.

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Rob Jenkins: How to be a guy: Finding a babysitter

As a husband, one of your responsibilities vis-a-vis dating involves finding a decent babysitter.

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Rob Jenkins: If Blank wants to take Falcons to L.A., let him

The response “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out” applies to professional football teams as well as to significant others.

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Rob Jenkins: Questions remain about Sandy Hook

It's clear from conflicting and incomplete news reports that we're not getting the whole truth about the Sandy Hook tragedy.

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Rob Jenkins: State militias easy answer to gun debate

In the rhetoric that followed the Newtown tragedy, the gun-control crowd repeatedly tipped its hand, offering clues as to where the "debate" is headed.

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Rob Jenkins: Observations on the college football season past

Allow me to share some of my observations on the college football season that just ended.

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Rob Jenkins: That frog in the boiling pot? It's us

We've all heard the old story about the frog who, if tossed into a pot of boiling water, will immediately jump out -- but if placed into cold water that is slowly brought to a boil will allow itself to be scalded to death.

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Rob Jenkins: In memoriam: Ernesto McCausland, journalist and filmmaker, 1961-2012

I first met Ernesto in August of 1978, when we were both 17 years old.

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Rob Jenkins: Richt's character and record should silence the haters

Will the Mark Richt haters please shut up now? What more does the man have to do?

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Rob Jenkins: How to be a guy: kitchen clean-up 101

If you wish to have a truly harmonious marriage, you're going to have to do some housework, including cleaning the kitchen.

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Rob Jenkins: What to do if your guy loses on Tuesday

The aftermath of a presidential election is never pretty.

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Rob Jenkins: Simplifying presidential economics for non-geniuses

I'm not an economist, but I do know how to balance a checkbook, make and follow a budget, and live (more or less) within my means.

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Rob Jenkins: How to be a guy: Public restroom etiquette

This is the first installment of what I hope will be an ongoing, occasional series on how to be a guy.

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Rob Jenkins: Wonder what happened to your life? Watch the video

If you have two or more kids, ages 6 and up, you already know how their activities can dominate your life.

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Rob Jenkins: Another new school year, another lesson in basic Socialism

The first lesson of the new school year is delivered even before classes convene. Call it Socialism 101.

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Rob Jenkins: Husbands and wives must learn to share the pants

One of the most significant issues in any marriage, aside from who gets to take the first shower, is who's in charge.

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Rob Jenkins: Recognizing out-of-wedlock births as a risk factor for poverty

In the United States today, poverty is largely preventable. It's simply a matter of knowing what behaviors lead to poverty and avoiding those behaviors.

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Rob Jenkins: Four-team playoff is like kissing you big, hairy sister

The 3,000-pound gorilla in the room is the fact that a four-team playoff won't make anybody happy.

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Rob Jenkins: A shout-out to some of my favorite freedoms

Celebrating the Fourth of July always make me appreciate the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

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