Father’s Day and the Privilege of Being a Dad

Father’s Day and the Privilege of Being a Dad

We all celebrated Mother’s Day a few weeks ago, and I hope you did it up right. Moms definitely deserve to be honored and celebrated. In many ways, Father’s Day is different. (And that’s okay.) Most dads aren’t expecting a whole lot in the way of gifts. We’re good...
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?...

4 Steps for Your New Year Fathering Action Plan

As the New Year arrives, it’s natural to think about turning over a new leaf. Bad habits to stop. Good habits to start. Resolutions to keep. On a personal level, maybe you’d like to lose a few pounds next year, get out of debt, get better organized, or...
Engaging Kids in the Joy of Christmas

Engaging Kids in the Joy of Christmas

Do your children believe that Christmas is a joy-filled holiday? Do you? This time of year causes us to pause and reflect on our childhood—from the tinsel on the tree, shaking the colorful packages, maybe sledding or taking a drive to look at the lights, and the many...
4 Meaningful Gifts for Your Kids

4 Meaningful Gifts for Your Kids

Each December, we hear a lot about simplifying our holiday routine, and there’s something to be said for that. In some families, the tradition that seems to be the most dominant and lasting is feeling worn out, frustrated and fed up. Sarcasm abounds when it comes to...
3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Be Thankful

3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Be Thankful

The holidays can bring great times for fathers and their kids. And Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to teach our children—and model for them—what it means to be thankful. (Although it shouldn’t be just a once-a-year thing.) A researcher from the University of...

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