Teaching Kids to Be Responsible

Teaching Kids to Be Responsible

Dad, here are two tips for teaching kids to be responsible when they’ve messed up. Michael’s preteen son came home from an event with friends, and Michael heard him crying in the kitchen. Pretty soon the boy confessed: “I lost my phone.” That...
3 Tips for Sibling Rivalry

3 Tips for Sibling Rivalry

It’s never fun dealing with kids who get on each other’s nerves. They annoy, taunt, poke and punch. They tease each other almost as if it’s their job. And maybe it is. It’s never fun for parents when kids do this, but it isn’t always a bad thing. They’re figuring out...
4 Qualities of CALM Fathers

4 Qualities of CALM Fathers

by Ken Canfield, Ph.D. 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...

Parenting Challenges: How Do You Decide Which Approach is Best?

 by Brock Griffin Here’s my best advice … about parenting advice. All men start their parenting journey with a lot of questions. Women too. There is no mandatory training to become a parent, although a pregnant woman is much more likely than an expectant father...

16 Things to NEVER Say to Your Kids

Our tone of voice and the way we phrase what we say can make all the difference. Instead of saying “You’re setting a horrible example” NCF encourages you to find a way to rephrase it. Maybe “Think of the example you are setting for your younger...

3 Tips for Dads of 'Haughty' Teens

Do you have a teenager who has all the answers? A lot of dads know what that’s like. The well-known proverb says: “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” We might like to quote that to our teenagers from time to time. There are a lot of...

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