3:00 PM Oct 5, 2015
Bill and his son recently attended a talk by the Dalai Lama. It was a rare opportunity to engage in a “buddy trip” and receive some inspiration from a man who many would call one of the great spiritual leaders of the world.
2:00 PM Sep 28, 2015
School days are here again. When school teachers ask for help today, many are really wanting to know how mentally and emotionally to survive the day. In some cases, knowing the subject matter is secondary to managing crowd control. A friend of ours works across the street from a “last stop” high school for children who have been booted out of their original school.
12:00 PM Sep 21, 2015
We live in an age when bucking authority can lead to lethal results. As humans, we like to call the shots, be in charge, live outside the boundaries, take liberties and avoid consequences. All this in spite of the fact that most of us require guidance and occasional reining in.
6:00 PM Sep 14, 2015
Do you remember when you could find well-known adults you’d be glad to introduce as a good role model to your teen? It seems like there are very few left. So many pop stars, politicians, business leaders and sports figures are all failing the test of being effective role models.
6:00 PM Sep 7, 2015
Tom Tozer and Bill Black are authors of Dads2Dads: Tools for Raising Teenagers. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter at Dads2Dadsllc. They are available for workshops. Contact them at tomandbill@Dads2Dadsllc.com
4:00 PM Aug 31, 2015
Dad, we’ll start by stating the obvious—your health is important. Your No. 1 job is to be an effective parent and role model.
4:00 PM Aug 24, 2015
In his bestselling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey says, “Children desperately want to open up, even more to their parents than to their peers. And they will, if they feel their parents will love them unconditionally and will be faithful to them afterwards and not judge or ridicule them.”
8:00 PM Aug 17, 2015
Many of you dads out there will be teaching your son or daughter how to drive this summer. Your child will be anxious to exercise what teens believe is their God-given right to commandeer 2,000 pounds of machinery and experience his new world in a whirlwind. You may be the single voice of reason between desire and reality as your son or daughter navigates the DMV maze and finally smiles for the usually unflattering driver’s license mug shot.
12:00 PM Aug 10, 2015
Tom Tozer and Bill Black are authors of “Dads2Dads: Tools for Raising Teenagers.” Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @dads2dadsllc. They are available for workshops. Contact them at tomandbill@dads2dadsllc.com.
2:00 PM Aug 3, 2015
CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley often closes his half-hour newscast with a positive, pick-me-up story. Often it’s reported by Steve Hartman in his feature called “On the Road.” The story is usually a heart-warmer, perhaps a reunion of long-lost family members, a youngster overcoming some dreaded disease by sheer determination or someone simply going the extra mile for someone else. The viewer can’t help but smile, and occasionally wipe a tear away.
2:00 PM Jul 27, 2015
Tom recently sat with his wife in a hospital in Ohio waiting to hear what the doctors would say about his father-in-law. Just that morning, the 85-year-old man stumbled out of bed and mumbled that someone needed to call 911. He felt unsteady, was confused and his hands shook.
2:00 PM Jul 20, 2015
Tom Tozer and Bill Black are authors of “Dads2Dads: Tools for Raising Teenagers.” Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @dads2dadsllc. They are available for workshops. Contact them at tomandbill@dads2dadsllc.com.
6:00 PM Jul 13, 2015
We recently saw a news story about drivers using their phones to video chat while barreling down the road. This is taking distracted driving to new heights.
11:00 AM Jul 6, 2015
Independence. It’s what we’ll all celebrate on the Fourth of July. It’s what was called for in July 1776 by 56 representatives in the General Congress. It’s what our teens strive for today. They clamor for more freedom. They plead for bigger responsibilities. They make a lot of noise about having more say-so over their own lives. Is it any wonder we celebrate Independence Day with fireworks?
2:00 PM Jun 29, 2015
Recently we ran across an article that suggested that children live for the smile of their father. We thought there was power in that sentiment. Dad may not have to utter a word. His smile of approval or delight toward his children can lift a child higher than any trophy.
12:00 PM Jun 22, 2015
June 21 is Father’s Day. We think it’s one of the greatest days of the year. Why? Because we’re going to get a bunch of neckties from our children…probably the same ones off the rack that you’ll give to your dads? Sure.
2:00 PM May 25, 2015
Most of us have heard about “helicopter parents” – those moms and dads who watch over their child’s every move. “Hover” is the operative word here.