The Best Way to Yell at Your Child

A while back, we asked dads to send in their ideas for creative ways to show love to their children. We received some great ones, and one of our favorites is a bit unusual: A dad named Jim shows love to his kids by yelling at them! When Jim became a dad, someone...

Birth – Your Gateway to Fatherhood

Your child’s birth is the gateway through which you, your child and its mother must journey in order to become a family or add to your family. The quality of the birth experience influences the quality of your relationship with your family. It can create bonds...

10 Tips for Easing the Back-to-School Transition

The start of the new school year can be a nerve-wracking time for our kids and stepkids. Here are 10 tips to help smooth the way. (Pronouns alternate between genders.) 1. Listen to what’s happening. If she’s stressed or upset about cliques, teams, new subjects, or...

Opening our Eyes, Discovering Our Children

The book The Invisible Gorilla uses research on how the mind works to challenge our ideas about attention, perception and reasoning. The book’s main idea is that we think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we’re actually missing a whole...

Be the Boss

A big stumbling block for fathers today is discipline. Some choose to avoid it altogether, while others struggle with what is appropriate. What do you do from day to day, moment to moment? One of the things I’ve noticed over the last twenty years is that...