A Heroic New Title for Dads

A Heroic New Title for Dads

Over the years, I have had the privilege of making several trips to Poland to speak to dads there during the annual fatherhood conference held by our friend Darek Cupial and his team at tato.net. The key insight for this blog comes from one of the other speakers there...
Are You a Multi-tasking Dad?

Are You a Multi-tasking Dad?

When you’re with your kids, are you really with your kids? We dads can get a lot done at once. We can have the TV on while we’re checking email or texting on our phones, and then carry on a conversation at the same time. Well, we might think we can, but we’re very...
4 Qualities of CALM Fathers

4 Qualities of CALM Fathers

Steve and his teenage son were almost always at odds. He criticized his son’s schoolwork, his clothes, and his overall attitude. Steve’s business was at a turning point, so that added to his daily stress levels and the frustration he felt toward his son. One night, an...
Dad, What Do Your Texts Really Say?

Dad, What Do Your Texts Really Say?

Maybe you saw the texting conversations that went viral this week. It all started with a Twitter post from a teenage girl: deep convos with ur dad >>>> That tweet struck a nerve with many other teens, who shared screen shots of similar text “nonversations” with their...
Dads Need Balance for Kids’ Ignorance

Dads Need Balance for Kids’ Ignorance

As fathers, kids can bring many different challenges our way, and often they test our patience and frustration level. It’s especially true when they get to be teenagers. They’re old enough and smart enough to think they have it all together and know what’s what, but...
3 Ways to Influence Kids’ Relationships

3 Ways to Influence Kids’ Relationships

I hope all our reminders about Valentine’s Day over the past month did you some good. By now you surely have the special gifts, gestures, and date(s) planned for your wife (and kids). Or maybe you’re one of those couples or families where February 14th isn’t such a...