This article originally appeared over at The Good Men Project. It is an excellent read and I thought it would add a lot to the conversation over here. Brian Goslee unpacks what it looks like to be a good father. Yet, he goes a little further and looks at what it means to be a … More 4 Ways to Become a Better Dad
My wife and I homeschool our children. Well, actually, my wife homeschools our children and I help out from time to time. However, regardless of the teaching arrangement, my children are both receiving an education that is centered on our home instead of the public school system. Now, we do not necessarily have anything against … More 10 Great Math Apps for Ages 5-8
I am about a week away from releasing my first e-book and I couldn’t be more excited. I have been working on this, off and on, since the first part of the year and it is finally done. “What is this book that you speak of”, you might ask? It’s a parenting model called How To … More Don’t Stand Down
There is an ongoing conversation, in regards to child rearing, about the amount of technology that a child should have access to and at what age. Everyone is different in those regards as many people allow no access to technology while others start providing their children with cellular devices shortly after they are born. As … More Technology Rules for Children
I think that it is natural for a parent to want their children to be successful adults. For that matter, if I were to have a conversation with someone who did not want their children to grow up successfully, I would have some serious doubts about that person’s parenting skills. I would question whether or not … More Are we setting them up for failure?
One of the most important things that we can embrace in life is the attempt to understand those who are around us. That is key. We often are more interested in making sure that people understand us but that is actually backward from how we should be. Sure, it’s important that we communicate our thoughts … More Do you really know them?
I remember a time (about 13 or 14 years ago) when I was having serious questions about whether this family life was ever going to happen for me. Now, I’m eleven years in and I am closer to seeing one of my kids leave the house than I am from the day I brought her home. This … More Create More Time
Dr. James Dobson tells us that, “the amount of live language directed to a child (not to be confused with television, radio, or overheard conversations) is vital to her development of fundamental linguistic, intellectual, and social skills.” (The New Strong-Willed Child, 96) This quote was in regards to fourteen-month-old children. However, this need never goes … More Stop and listen
I am not saying that we should view our children as nothing more than our subordinates that we boss around all the time. However, in order for our children to develop into responsible adults (that should be every parent’s goal), we have to maintain a decent amount of authority over them. Attempting to be their … More Draw a line somewhere
Do you have children who are growing up right in front of your face and leaving you with the feeling that you are losing time? Well, I have the answer for what ails you. Spend the time that you have left with them. Don’t let a day pass that leaves you regretting how little you spent with … More They’re not getting any younger