Tony Conley, first time father over 50, shares the joys and lessons of fatherhood in “the dude chronicles,” all about Ian’s child development journey.

Know Your ACEs So Your Kid Doesn’t Know ACEs

What exactly are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)? ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that harm children’s developing brains, leading to changing how they respond to stress and damaging their immune systems so profoundly that the effects show up decades later. ACEs … Continue reading

Age Three And Four Can Seem Like Night and Day!

Three and four may live right next door to one another. But, when you’re speaking about a child and their personal development, they can be as different as night and day. 3 AND 4 IN CONTEXT One important thing to … Continue reading

Safety Is Job One!

And, it’s a two-way street! I generally have five or six guitars perched on their stands around my house, and I have a peculiar tradition regarding their safety and well-being. And my mental health. When I get a new instrument, … Continue reading

Reading Leads to Seeing the World in New Ways

Reading with your child is a seed you plant again and again. One of the most fascinating things about watching a young mind develop is seeing how one thing leads to another, how seeds are planted and how they grow … Continue reading

Road Warrior Family

Ian fell into the life of a road warrior rather easily. When Ian was born, I was commuting every weekend from our home east of Sacramento to Los Angeles to host a weekly radio show. The trip was a 6-hour … Continue reading