Parenting Challenges: How Do You Decide Which Approach is Best?

 by Brock Griffin [tweet_dis]Here’s my best advice … about parenting advice.[/tweet_dis] All men start their parenting journey with a lot of questions. Women too. There is no mandatory training to become a parent, although a pregnant woman is much more likely...

16 Things to NEVER Say to Your Kids

Our tone of voice and the way we phrase what we say can make all the difference. Instead of saying “You’re setting a horrible example” NCF encourages you to find a way to rephrase it. Maybe “Think of the example you are setting for your younger...

3 Tips for Dads of 'Haughty' Teens

Do you have a teenager who has all the answers? A lot of dads know what that’s like. The well-known proverb says: “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” We might like to quote that to our teenagers from time to time. There are a lot of...

Just Shape Honesty in Your Kids. Just Be DAD.

1 Way to Train your Child in Integrity by Keith Zafren   Mark Twain wrote, “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” We dads have tremendous influence and power to shape moral character in our children. And one...

The Secret to Showing Children Respect

When your kids push your buttons, dad, how do you respond? Our children are precious and often adorable—and sometimes very difficult. Why? Because they have a lot to learn about life, and they’re immature. Many times they’re selfish. They throw fits and hurl insults...

Just Know When to Pick Your Battles. Just be DAD.

by Jay Payleitner   Our kids were not fussy eaters. But one of them really, really didn’t like asparagus. Actually, none of the kids liked asparagus. But during one particular dinner, that one particular 8-year-old let it be known that there was no way he was going to...