Teens: Make the Most of Opportunities

Teens: Make the Most of Opportunities

Be ready, dad. When chances come to spend time with your teenager, don’t miss ‘em. Roy had a thirteen-year-old son named Sam. As you might expect with a father of a teen, satisfying connection times were hit-and-miss, and often it was “miss.” Both of them...
How to Bond with Your Baby

How to Bond with Your Baby

When Gary first held his son, it was awkward. The child cried and he didn’t know what to do. It was obvious that his wife already felt a deep affection for this new member of the family. But Gary didn’t know what to say, and there was no rush of emotion, no glow in...
Dad, do you shirk discipline?

Dad, do you shirk discipline?

A few years back, a research study on parental discipline emerged from the Australian Institute of Family Studies, and here’s the big headline for fathers: Dads are largely shirking discipline duties. “When it comes to disciplining the kids, there’s...
Treat Your Daughter Like Royalty

Treat Your Daughter Like Royalty

Insights Straight from Girls by Michelle Watson Canfield, PhD, LPC Dads, I’m here to give you an all-access pass behind the curtain of a girl’s heart from the vantage point of a few courageous girls who shared their thoughts. Romance and royalty. I wonder what...
Laugh with Them. Cry with Them.

Laugh with Them. Cry with Them.

by Jay Payleitner Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. – Romans 12:15  When our kids come to us with emotional news, why do we often reflect the opposite emotion back to them? I will never forget a brief conversation I had with my dad my...