Kids say and do some pretty crazy things, and it’s good for dads to respond to teach and correct them. But there also needs to be balance.
It’s almost a guarantee that we’ll have to stretch a bit—or maybe even take some risks—to connect with our kids and become better dads.
by Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield As we all know, it can be a daunting task for dads and daughters to talk about the...
When a dad says he wants better communication with his kids, he shouldn’t just jump in and start talking. The first thing he needs to do—and do well—is listen.
Awareness allows a dad to work from a position of strength, where you know what stifles your children and what makes each of them thrive. With that knowledge, you lovingly act to meet their needs.
As fathers, we should be aware of what our children (and grandchildren) are seeing and hearing in the media and elsewhere, and we can view these events as opportunities for thoughtful discussions with them.
When our kids come to us with emotional news, why do we often reflect the opposite emotion back to them?
When your son or daughter expresses a need, how do you respond? There’s a term that’s pretty common in research about...
Think of Father’s Day as a milestone, the start of a new year in your fathering, when you end one season and begin another.