10:00 AM Feb 23, 2015
We’ve written extensively about role models over the years.
2:00 PM Feb 16, 2015
We all live fast. Mom and dad scurry to work, to lunch, to meetings, to sporting events, to concerts and eventually back home.
2:00 PM Feb 9, 2015
So often we dads balance on a razor’s edge.
10:00 AM Jan 26, 2015
We’ve been reading the book, Essentialism, by Greg McKeown, in which he calls for identifying what’s vital in your life and minimizing the rest.
6:00 PM Jan 19, 2015
How do we explain Ferguson, Mo., and the death of Michael Brown to our children?
2:00 PM Jan 12, 2015
It is a rude awakening for most of us when a hero of ours suddenly is discovered to possess a dark side, even to be a scoundrel or crook.
12:00 PM Jan 5, 2015
We’ll make resolutions with the best of intentions.
8:00 AM Dec 29, 2014
Today, take a moment to listen to the unfolding of the day and the footsteps and voices of those you love.
7:00 PM Dec 22, 2014
The Families and Work Institute’s most recent National Study of the Changing Workforce finds that men now experience more work-family conflict than women.
6:00 PM Dec 14, 2014
Last week we started a discussion about making it through the holidays – simplifying, being present, showing interest, flexibility, and forgiveness. This week we finish with some concluding thoughts.
6:00 PM Dec 7, 2014
Simplify. As the holidays approach, things get hectic. Lists grow long and patience gets short. One thing that will help smooth and strengthen the relationship with your kids is to simplify.
7:00 PM Nov 30, 2014
This is the week of Thanksgiving.
6:00 PM Nov 23, 2014
Dad, you have many jobs. One of them is doing well by your child. Society often values quantity – especially when it comes to possessions or work. The more the better. The man who wins is the guy who dies with the most toys.
1:00 PM Nov 16, 2014
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. continues to have teen birth rates that are significantly higher than other industrialized nations.
8:00 PM Nov 9, 2014
Is there anything more exasperating, more maddening, than when a teen in your family refuses to answer a question by speaking instead of shrugging? Is there anything that drives you closer to the edge than a son or daughter who won’t offer an audible opinion, participate in a dinner conversation or even utter a preference? Both of us have been there—and to be honest, neither of us had the patience to discover a remedy.
7:30 PM Nov 2, 2014
To Joe Ehrmann, former professional football player for the Baltimore Colts, “be a man” are the three scariest words that a boy can hear.
6:00 PM Oct 26, 2014
We have learned a lot over the years about how to be better dads. It occurred to us that our relationship with the family pets—our dogs—have taught us some of those things.