Date Your Daughter (and Other Ways to Connect)

As daughters grow, it’s common for the distance between fathers and daughters also to grow. That was Alan’s concern when he contacted us recently. But Alan has done a great thing — he’s started having regular date nights with his 17-year-old...

Nurturing Civility in Kids

Recently, some political commentators have called for a return to more civil discourse. And it’s a valid concern; there’s a need for civility in many areas of our culture — more courtesy and respect in our actions and our speech. Civil behavior shows...

A Pep Talk for the Second Half

At the start of a new year, as some are making new resolutions (or at least thinking about making changes), here’s a suggestion from author Bob Barnes that should be helpful for all dads who have kids in any level of school: Look at the New Year as a kind of...

The Importance of FUN

On September 8, 1998, my twelve-year-old son, Anthony, suffered a severe brain injury due to a lack of oxygen during resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome, a rare and undetected condition, had caused Anthony’s heart to stop. A lack of...