Telling Your Stories

I must admit to having a fear that I believe I share with many fathers. I fear that I will some day be insignificant to my children. It’s not as though they’ll completely forget who I am; it’s that what I stand for and what I believe in won’t be a significant part of...

Don and Morgan

Most of us have no chance to change the world. But any of us can have an impact on our own little corner of the world. Don Shulz is a 64-year-old retired gentleman who suffered a stroke over four years ago. Now, he’s restricted to a three-wheeled motorized...

A Grandfatherly Legacy of Wisdom

In August of 1985, my father passed away. Fortunately, I talked with him just the Sunday before. He shared that he felt 22 years old inside but that when he looked in the mirror he saw an old man. Dad added that he couldn’t carry two bags of groceries up a flight of...

Linking Generations: How to Activate Your Father Power

I returned home after another long day anticipating a good meal and then a few hours of R & R in front of the TV. But when I opened the door, evidence to the contrary was obvious: a pink coat, a small, glittery shoe, and then a shriek of delight as my...

Overcoming Barriers to Grandfathering

I hope you enjoy a special kinship with your grandchildren. It’s one of life’s most precious opportunities. In my work among grandfathers, I have noticed that some granddads aren’t fully engaged with their grandkids because they’re held back by two life-stage...

Granddads and Expressiveness

The Fathering Life Course starts with the birth of your child. The last stage starts with another birth and a new, well-deserved title: grandpa. We call this stage Generativity. The rest of the world may try to retire you; but your grandchildren are ready to hire you...