The Secret to Showing Children Respect

When your kids push your buttons, dad, how do you respond? Our children are precious and often adorable—and sometimes very difficult. Why? Because they have a lot to learn about life, and they’re immature. Many times they’re selfish. They throw fits and hurl insults...

Just Write Messages on Mirrors. Just Be DAD.

One Great Way to Affirm Your Daughter by Michelle Watson, PhD, LPC I forget what age I was when I heard my first nursery rhyme, but there is one in particular that is burrowed deep into my memory bank like a steel nail into softened wood: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall,...

Be a Family Storyteller

by Steve Wilson   Growing up, I loved listening to my grandmother tell stories of growing up on the western Kansas prairie in the early 1900s. Grammy was born in a sod house and raised her own family during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s! For a kid who lived in suburban...

Detective or Explorer? Dads & Communication

  Among the greatest qualities every dad should seek to build in his relationships with his children, open communication ranks right near the top. When dads and kids can talk things through in a healthy way, and when kids feel free to approach their dads about...

Find Your Child’s Connect Points: Bonding with Your Teenager

by Steve Lucey   Our culture tells us that teenagers don’t want to be with their dads; they think we’re weird and out of touch. But I’m convinced that’s a lie. We are all wired for relationships; I believe there’s a God-given desire deep in the heart of your children...