Teens and the “Terrible Toos”

We’re all familiar with that phase in many toddlers’ lives called the “Terrible Twos.” It’s when their lifelong struggle for independence begins. The word “No” becomes their personal creed and the most frequent word used by parent...

It's All About Kids

In this day and age, virtually every kid could use another friend. All of us must wake up a bit, attending to the tough circumstances in which too many kids are growing up. Being keenly alert to the essential importance of one-on-one relationships between adult...

Dance the Day Away

Being a dad of two little girls, I know that my negative emotions and stresses leak out and are absorbed by my two carefree little ones–no matter how hard I try to hide them. The last thing I want to do is pass on those daily annoyances to them and bring them...

Interchangeable Parts, Irreplaceable Fathers

My brother-in-law Mark lost his job last week. Like any other weekday, he arrived at his office at 8:25 am, likely scanning his Blackberry on his walk across the parking lot to see what his busy schedule held for him. But instead of a day filled with meetings and...