Work/Family

The Legacy of a Workaholic Dad

The Legacy of a Workaholic Dad

  Last week’s blog included part of an essay from a 5th grader about what makes his dad so great. Today we feature another essay, although this one is much more sobering. Here’s what one girl wrote about her father: Just one of the many adventures...

4 Ways to Manage Work So You Can Be a Better Dad

4 Ways to Manage Work So You Can Be a Better Dad

Dad, would you rather have joy or cash? The question might sound absurd, but nearly all dads are challenged by the daily struggle between work and family as they compete for our time, attention and energy. Maybe the better question is, Is your life reflecting your...

Share Your Work World with Your Kids

Share Your Work World with Your Kids

Did you take your child to work this week? If you did, fantastic! For your child, it was probably much more than just a fun day away from school where he or she played games on your computer while you got work done. It's good to embrace your role in giving your child...

Do Your Kids Drive You Crazy?

Do Your Kids Drive You Crazy?

Sometimes, our kids drive us crazy ... totally batty ... up the wall. At times it requires a tremendous amount of effort to make the shift from being driven CRAZY by our kids, to honoring them as a high priority. Here’s a story about Andrew, a dad who just wants a few...

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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 been a role...

5 Ways to Make a Difference for Your Son

5 Ways to Make a Difference for Your Son

According to recent research, boys in our country are "fragile." And this isn't a new idea. Similar things have been written for almost the past 30 years. When compared to girls, boys generally show much higher tendencies to struggle with issues such as: learning...

Single Fathers: Press On

Single Fathers: Press On

by Matt Haviland Is it possible to be a great father as a single dad? The short answer is, “Absolutely!” However, since being a single parent brings a variety of outside factors and dynamics, we may have to take a slightly different approach. It will surely look...

4 Qualities of Growing Dads

4 Qualities of Growing Dads

Howard, who grew up without a dad, became a father in his teens and has struggled for years with the demands of raising five children, especially since he never had a male role model. Working two jobs, he was always too tired for his kids and made excuses instead of...

A New School Year: 3 Tips for Dads

A New School Year: 3 Tips for Dads

Your children just started school or are about to go back, and that should be a big deal in your mind—whether they’re starting kindergarten or the last year of graduate school. They will mature and be shaped in incredible ways during coming months, and of course you...

Intentional, Joy-Filled Fathering

Intentional, Joy-Filled Fathering

When someone announces, “I’m going to be a dad!” it’s a reason to celebrate. When one father made that announcement, his wife quickly followed with a report on his recent surge of activity at home. Apparently his joy and anticipation inspired him to rearrange their...