The Mysterious Teenage Brain

Recent research highlighted in the Wall Street Journal sheds light on some reasons for the roller-coaster ride of adolescence–and it’s all about the brain. On one hand, neuroscientists point out that the teenage brain is uniquely tuned to chemical highs...

Fathering IS Child's Play

Research continues to reinforce the notion that children benefit from having playful fathers. One study in Germany several years ago examined specific ways in which fathers and mothers cultivate close attachments with their children during the early years, and which...

What I Have Instead …

I fantasize about the life my wife and I would have if we were free to travel wherever we wanted. If we were free to go out to dinner together, see a movie, go to museums without worrying about who is watching our children and feeling guilty for leaving. The time we...

Time: Are You Spending or Investing?

There’s a common expression that we use all the time. It’s pretty harmless in itself, but as fathers we need to think differently with it. It’s the simple concept of spending time. We always say, “I spent a lot of time on that project,” or, “I spent 20 minutes...

The Art of Fatherhood

Reprinted with permission from: www.TheFatherLife.com.    As a single father of a twelve-year old boy, I am beginning to understand that fatherhood really is an art. Among other things I am learning that as much as I'd like to continue the semi-dictatorial regime...

Great Fathers Make Good Neighbors

The teen years can be the best of times and the worst of times. At no other time in your child’s life can things be more trying. One common mistake made by loving parents is that they don’t give teens enough responsibility soon enough. Too often parents...