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
Parents, future parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents allow me to be quite candid with you. You have influence over the children in your life. I know, I know, we think we have lost influence to TV, the internet, social media, video games, and their peers. Yet I keep reading reports and seeing evidence that the … Continue reading Parents and Influence
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?