Boundary Battles

  Do you ever get into boundary battles with your kids? Maybe it’s just part of being a dad. Your kids see something and they want it … but they really shouldn’t have it. Or their friends are allowed to do things that you don’t think are appropriate for...

Do Your Kids Drive You Crazy?

Sometimes, our kids drive us crazy … totally batty … up the wall. At times it requires a tremendous amount of effort to make the shift from being driven CRAZY by our kids, to honoring them as a high priority. Here’s a story about Andrew, a dad who just...

A question you should ask your kids …

A lot of dads want to connect with their kids, they just aren’t sure how. The truth is, dads and kids can connect at any time — while doing dishes together, driving to soccer practice, or while running errands. Here’s a fun game that you can play anytime...

Are you doing your 'fair share' at home?

Recently, results were released from a new survey which polled more than 1,200 married moms about their parenting habits, focusing especially on how they share responsibilities with their spouses. The headline was an attention-grabber: “… Working and...

What Makes Your Child Laugh?

As fathers, we should all actively observe April Fool’s Day — not by playing cruel tricks on our children, but by celebrating those relationships with lots of laughter. Victor Borge said, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”...

Father-Child Fun with Knock-Knock Jokes

Looking back on 2010, I didn’t laugh quite enough with my kids. How about you? Well no matter how you did, I’m thinking it would be a good idea to launch 2011 with a refresher course in joke telling. After all, it’s a father’s responsibility to...