In no particular order other than the way I wrote them down, here are ten tips on How to be a Poor Parent. This is said with my tongue firmly implanted in my cheek. Give your children everything they want. Never, Never, ever tell your children, "No." Put your children before your spouse. Do not … Continue reading How to Be a Poor Parent
Today is Tuesday and a post on Parenting. "A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started. He is going to sit where you are sitting, and when you are gone, attend to those things which you think are important. You may adopt all the policies you please, but … Continue reading Stakeholders in Our Future
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
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
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.
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!