Surprise Your Kids!

by Jay Payleitner   Once again, this week we’re featuring a chapter from It’s Great Being a Dad—written by three committed dads who frequent this space: Carey Casey, Jay Payleitner and Brock Griffin. This blog comes with a twist. After reading the good ideas below,...

3 Ways to NOT Bully Your Kids

3 Ways to NOT Bully Your Kids as told to Brock Griffin   We are just finishing up National Bullying Prevention Month, and it’s definitely worth recognizing in today’s world. We would all be wise to learn more about the challenges related to bullying and find ways to...

Just Demonstrate Healthy Emotions. Just Be DAD.

by Sam J. Jones   Fathers find it difficult to show emotions to their children and spouses. That’s what I have noticed after more than a decade of training fathers through the National Center for Fathering “Quenching the Father-Thirst: Developing a Dad” curriculum....

Just Be a Life-breathing Voice in her Head. Just Be DAD.

Use Words to Affirm Your Daughter by Michelle Watson, PhD, LPC   You may have heard that females speak approximately twenty thousand words per day, while males use about seven thousand. Is that a crazy variance or what?! Louann Brizendine, author of The Female Brain,...

Just Be a Spiritual Mentor. Just Be DAD.

by Steve Wilson   My second oldest child is living in England for several months while interning in her field of work. We’ve kept up with her adventure through the standard media of the day—Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Skype and iCloud Photo Sharing. It’s been fun...

Just Talk with Your Kids About the Divorce. Just Be DAD.

5 Things Kids Need to Hear by Keith Zafren                                           My wife and I separated three years ago. Honestly, it could have happened sooner, but for several years I was paralyzed by fear. I wanted to avoid hurting my three boys the way my...