Recently, some people who I know pulled me aside to ask for advice in regards to their 14-year-old son. They said that they were really struggling to connect with him and that he had begun to rebel against them. They particularly struggled with Sunday mornings as they all attend church but he does not want … More What’s The Answer
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
I tell my kids no all the time. If we’re at Wal-Mart and they are asking for toys. No. If we are at the grocery store and they are asking for candy. No. If it’s bedtime and they are asking to stay up and watch a little more television. No. No. No. No.
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
A few months ago, I began writing a book that delves into the mistakes that we often make in parenting that can become huge if they are not handled correctly. I think you probably know what I’m talking about. This is not a book about child abuse and sexual misconduct. It is more along the … More How To Raise Kids Without Ruining Them
Yesterday afternoon, we had some extra time on our hands so Caleb and I went into town to the library. Brookneal has a pretty amazing library for being a small town and we try to take advantage of it as often as we can.