18 Ways You Can “Be the First” in Your Daughter’s Life

18 Ways You Can “Be the First” in Your Daughter’s Life

When I think about the concept of firsts, especially when it comes to fathers understanding their daughters with more precision, I want to highlight what a big deal “firsts” are for us as girls. To prove my point, you could ask any adult woman when she had her first...
Are Your Kids in Sports?  Memorize These 6 Words

Are Your Kids in Sports? Memorize These 6 Words

What’s the best way to handle ourselves at our kids’ sports events? Brad is frustrated by his son’s baseball schedule. After spring sign-ups, the family was notified the team would be starting “spring training” right away, and those pre-season skill-building sessions...
4 Qualities of CALM Fathers

4 Qualities of CALM Fathers

Steve and his teenage son were almost always at odds. He criticized his son’s schoolwork, his clothes, and his overall attitude. Steve’s business was at a turning point, so that added to his daily stress levels and the frustration he felt toward his son. One night, an...
Dads Need Balance for Kids’ Ignorance

Dads Need Balance for Kids’ Ignorance

As fathers, kids can bring many different challenges our way, and often they test our patience and frustration level. It’s especially true when they get to be teenagers. They’re old enough and smart enough to think they have it all together and know what’s what, but...
5 Ways to Win Valentine’s Day with Your Kids

5 Ways to Win Valentine’s Day with Your Kids

The countdown to Valentine’s Day is well underway. It’s obvious to anyone who enters a store that sells candy or greeting cards. Maybe you “won” Christmas gift-giving, but now there’s another giving obligation right around the corner. Or is it an opportunity?...