Yesterday was "Back-to-School" day in our little corner of the world. Facebook and Twitter became host to first day of school pictures as well as the obligatory tweet or post from High School Seniors, "This is my last first day of high school - yay me!" The blogsphere also contained "Back-to-School," "Wow, children Grow up … Continue reading Parents and Time
Parents should be their children's first and primary teachers. Both in classical and Biblical education. Churches and schools (private or public) are aids to help parents do their job of teaching. A good education begins, continues, and culminates at home. That was the idea of the SHEMA in Deu 6:3ff. The Law of Moses commanded … Continue reading What Great Parents Do
I have had a number of fathers cry while talking to me. Watching these men (strong men I look up to) cry started me thinking about the reasons why fathers cry. Six main reasons fathers cry: Birth of child. School – that day you drop them off at Pre-school or kindergarten. When their children are … Continue reading When Father’s Cry
OK. The title is obvious. Parents who teach -- I am not talking about parents who homeschool. Nor am I talking about parents who work in the field of education whether public or private. This is really about ALL parents. What do we teach our children? Do we teach them to love unconditionally? Do we … Continue reading Parents Who Teach
I read recently about the African Hornbill Bird. The father bird seals up his mate before she lays eggs. He does leave a space only large enough for her beak so he can pass food and water to her. He then works non-stop to feed her and four chicks. When mom and young birds break … Continue reading Parenting as a Dad
Last weekend we went to see the Pixar release - Brave. The story is about a Scottish princess whose mother is trying to train her to be she thinks a princess should be - refined. But this young lady does not want that. She wants to be free, she wants to make her own decisions. There is … Continue reading Parents: How Well Do you Listen?
Last Tuesday I posted some thoughts on what to say to your children. A lot of people read that particular blog indicating to me that readers want more about parenting. So . . . here we go again. Paul writes in Eph 6:4, "Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up … Continue reading Dads and Children
We recently watched the movie "We Bought a Zoo," based on the Dartmouth Zoo and the adventures Benjamin Mee records in the book of the same name (overall the movie is good, but I recommend a language filter such as "Clearplay" or "TV Guardian"). In the movie, Benjamin and his 14 year old son share … Continue reading I Don’t Know What to Say to You.
Competition Hello, my name is Scott, I am a recovering competitor. . . Competition is addictive. Competition drives the American business model. Competition runs deep in the heart and soul of many people. Can you finish this jingle from years gone by, "My dog's better than your dog . . ." I admit, wholeheartedly that … Continue reading No Competition
On July 25, 1997 my life changed! The change was immediate and long lasting. I am who I am today partly because of the events on that day. That day 14 1/2 years ago our son entered the world. A few days later we left the hospital to begin life as new parents in our … Continue reading Being a Better Dad!