From Matt Haviland: We all say things that are insensitive sometimes. Here are ways to be more affirming with our kids and others.
From Matt Haviland: Do you understand the long-term impact your words are having on your children? It’s especially important for single dads.
From Matt Haviland: Some of my hardest moments taught me the greatest lessons and gave me perspectives I may not have known otherwise.
Is it possible to be a great father as a single dad? Absolutely! But in some ways we may have to take a slightly different approach.
Quite a few divorced dads go through periods where they don’t get to interact much with their kids. Here are 2 thoughts to keep in mind.
My eyes were opened to the remarkable impact that man had on my daughter’s life. I began to understand the depth of this stepfather’s love …
Whether it was intentional or not, maybe you have tried to turn your child against his mother. And make no mistake, these kinds of comments move you dangerously close to placing yourself between your dear, sweet child and someone he loves more than anyone else, except you.
I’ve learned some things about being a great divorced dad, especially about communication. Here are my best pieces of advice …
If you’re like many men, you love being a dad. It speaks to something deep within you. But sometimes it gets hard, and you get discouraged. Nothing seems to work with your kids, and the payoffs are few and far between.
We need to be careful when determining what we’re fighting for. We can easily get caught up in fighting for us—our rights, our reputation, our time—and not realize that our children are getting caught in the middle.