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Seeking Advice as a Dad

Seeking advice is an interesting concept. What is the point? Who do I ask? Do I trust or believe the source? What do I want to know? How much do I share? I’d like to answer some of these questions from my perspective and hopefully you can share your perspective as well in the comments.

The Motherload

Over the years there are a few themes I have kept coming back to because I think they are so important. One of them is “the motherload.” That’s the somewhat intangible (and to men, sometimes invisible) load of responsibility, care, worry, planning and keeping track that usually falls on mothers’ shoulders.

How to Get the Best Out of Your Kids

We share two powerful stories that can help kids reach their potential. In our first video, Jack Armstrong shares the impact his “tough love” had on his former players. He then connects that to how parents can set expectations and support their children in meeting or exceeding those expectations. His insight and wit in telling the story makes the principle easy to digest.

The Mistake Most Parents Make When Working to Get Kids to Listen

Every parent wants to get their kid to listen. Sometimes it probably seems like nothing you ever say is heard, and your kids do exactly the opposite of what you want them to do. That can be very hard to handle, but thankfully this is a topic we talked about with Dr. Gregory Fabiano.

Tips to Enjoy the Holidays Despite COVID

Tips to Enjoy the Holidays Despite COVID

This year the holidays will probably look different for most people. If you’re struggling to figure out what to do and how things will work, then this week’s blog will help.

While there are many different factors to consider and everyone’s holiday season looks different, we could all use a good end to 2021. This short list of articles should help with your planning and enjoyment of the season.

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How Dads Can Protect Kids From Accidents and Injuries

How Dads Can Protect Kids From Accidents and Injuries

No parent wants to endure the pain of serious injury or worse to their child. Fathers who are attentive and responsible in their relationship have children who are less likely to be injured by accidents. Read through these valuable tips and examples of common childhood injuries to protect your children from preventable injuries.

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21 Positive Phrases Dads Should Say to Their Kids

21 Positive Phrases Dads Should Say to Their Kids

If you’re a dad who wants to help raise confident and successful kids, it starts with speaking positively to them on a daily basis. Why? Because a father’s words are powerful. In fact, they have the ability to change the trajectory of children’s lives – for good or bad.

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How Dads Can Help Their Kids Build Good Character

How Dads Can Help Their Kids Build Good Character

Everyone admires and respects people with character and it’s not because they have talent, skill, good looks, fame or popularity. It’s because they have an extra special something that we all think is really important. We call that character.

People with character have two basic qualities. They usually do the right thing and, in most situations, they do what needs to be done

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What Does It Mean To Be a Dad?

The role you play as a dad in your family will depend on what your children are like, what you and your partner are like, and the type of work you both do. But it all starts with what your children need. And the more attention you pay to all their needs, the less you’ll be asking, “What’s my role?”

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How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids: 5 steps for dads

I imagine many dads may struggle with staying calm in the midst of challenging times. Despite our best effort, something can always push our buttons and result in momentarily losing control of our voices. That being said, it’s crucial to learn better ways to respond in the moment and communicate in calm, respectful ways. Making this change is important if you truly want to raise confident and successful children.

The goal of this post is not to condemn the fact you yell – it’s to help you decrease, and ultimately stop yelling at your kids. From personal experience, let me tell you it’s worth the time and energy to improve in this area.

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