Don’t Get Caught in the Tomorrow Trap

Don’t Get Caught in the Tomorrow Trap

Dad, are you chasing a mirage? Is it time to take another hard look at what’s down the road ahead of you? Larry was sprinting toward what he thought was a bright future. He was devoted to his job, working long hours and traveling a lot and moving up in his company. He...
Put Thanksgiving into Action

Put Thanksgiving into Action

Happy Thanksgiving, dads. This should be a great week with your family. Enjoy it! This week, we have a few simple thoughts that challenged us, and they may challenge you as well: If we’re thankful for what we have, as we should be, how can we put that gratitude into...
Legacy & the Test of Time: How do you want to be remembered?

Legacy & the Test of Time: How do you want to be remembered?

Every once in a while, most dads need to challenge their perspective on life and re-evaluate where they are and where they’re going. That might sound overly abstract, but it can start with a simple and very real-life question: Do you know the name of your...
Teens: An Example of Fatherly Self-Control

Teens: An Example of Fatherly Self-Control

With teenagers, it’s all about who’s in control, right? But for dads, the best approach is kind of a paradox. One of the key attributes of an effective father of teenagers is self-control. It’s true. And this isn’t about teaching our teens to have self-control—though...
Growing into the Role: New Dads and Brain Research

Growing into the Role: New Dads and Brain Research

Several years back, researchers at Yale University looked at the brains of men right after their first children were born, and then again a few months later, and found some interesting results. It’s a limited study, but the scans actually showed significant biological...