5 Father's Day Gifts for Your Children

I’m 64. I’ve got grown kids and nearly grown grandkids. And if I could, I would change some things. I’d give my kids more important Father’s Day gifts, because it is always more fulfilling to give than to receive, and I would have given more. Especially on Father’s...

Lasting Impressions: A Father's Model

Occasionally we catch glimpses of our children imitating our behavior. It can be very cute, or it can be a staggering, frightening experience. A toddler tries to do push-ups on the living room floor, just like his dad. He grabs his plastic razor and strains to see the...

One on One with Your Child

James is a busy man with many professional and community responsibilities—and he’s a devoted father. Several years ago, James’ son Darren developed a burning passion for the game of basketball—and he had some skills. But as James watched his son, he could see that...

Modeling: At the Pizza Buffet

When it comes to modeling character, the little things add up. Bruce was treating his three kids and himself to an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. From the outside, they couldn’t miss the buffet price painted in huge numbers and bright colors on the window. It also...

All Children Need Affirmation

Not long ago, I was backing the car out of the driveway, probably heading out to cross something off the honey-do list. My second daughter, Aaliyah, was sitting on the curb with one of her friends. So, I put the window down and kind of yelled out, “Okay, Aaliyah, love...