Want to figure out how to make your child thrive? Teach them empathy through listening skills and modeling good behavior.
Hope can be a beautiful thing, but it can also be a crutch. I know some of you are reading that and wondering what in the world do I mean? Maybe I am crazy, or maybe I am an alien, but to me, hope is what fills the space between our efforts and our […]
Setting goals is important in our lives, right? They give us something to strive for. We set them to motivate ourselves to achieve a place that we think will be better in our lives. But, what happens when disaster strikes and you find yourself facing an emergency situation? How do you not impulse on that new […]
Sunday at church, I ran into an awesome lady who used to organize Sunday night volleyball for a bunch of out of shape adults. I mentioned to her how much I missed those two hours each Sunday and wished we all still got together. She agreed and then responded, “We are busy every night with our kids.” You know, maybe I was lucky, for I grew up in a house that couldn’t afford anything outside of the basics: some new clothes once a year at school time, food every day, a trip to the thrift store every once in awhile, and one fun vacation for the six of us. I never had the chance of playing any sports outside of the home until I reached high school. Because of this, I don’t have any perspective about the power of club sports, cheerleading, etc.; however, I wonder if we are doing our kids a disservice?
I remember the first time I saw him and held him in my arms I knew the meaning of life, my meaning of life, my purpose. I find myself loving and secretly hating watching him grow. Like every day he’s changing, amazes me and yet I’ve lost a yesterday I can never have back.
@GetConnectDAD is an international project focused on One goal: More ConnectDAD families. We are 150 writers from around the world, focused on 52 Traits we want in our children.
Each week, parents from around the world are writing on a specific topic as part of a year’s worth of introspection on some key […]
I am pretty sure the word “focus” comes out of my mouth on a daily basis. I say it whether it is about homework, sports, chores or even just eating dinner. I am pretty sure the word will haunt my boys for the rest of their life, like my grandfather’s “priorities” haunts me, in a good […]
Do you ever have fights with your baby Mumma so much that it’s almost like every interaction turns into some stupid little dispute? No matter how you approach it, no matter how nice you are…Fight after fight after fight. Since when did you become this person? Since when did the relationship even get to this point? […]
In the words of Uncle Ben (Spider-Man’s uncle for anyone who doesn’t follow the comic book world) ‘with great power comes great responsibility.’
In my words ‘with great determination comes great results’.
Dear readers, my working career hasn’t been the greatest, I was stuck in one job for eleven years with promises of promotion if I did this […]
So we enter the door with the sign saying grotto. Behind other parents holding hands of other infants thinking they’re all on death row.
And so we wait, and to me for what seems like an eternity, so to a child, bloody hell it must seem like an eternity plus an extra twenty minutes.
Trying to waste time […]
It was 2006; I was fourteen years old. My dad and I were in the process of landscaping a small empty area just on the rear border of our house. We already had a few beautiful pine trees planted in this area, but my mom wanted to have some separation in our yard from the neighborhood […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Houses are decorated with candles and lights. Fireplaces crackle and pop with the warm feeling of joy. Burglars wait for you to leave and then Grench your Christmas. Wait? What was that last one?
While peace on Earth and goodwill to all should be the feeling of the season, […]
I am a lucky dad; both of my boys are well mannered and kind human beings. My little one Alonzo is especially sweet to everyone around him. He is also a big, strong dude. He is only eight years old but already over 110lb’s and can do more pushups than most adults. The kid is the […]
“We hear a great deal about the rudeness of the rising generation. I am an oldster myself and might be expected to take the oldsters’ side, but in fact, I have been far more impressed by the bad manners of parents to children than by those of children to parents.” –C. S. Lewis
So there I was, […]
Holidays are wonderful: it’s that magical time when you finally get to be more focused on yourself, your friends and family. Holiday spirit is around us and we can finally take some time off work and spend it taking care of ourselves and our loved ones. Sometimes, this means packing a light bag or a suitcase […]
There is no doubt that in being a Dad there is a shift in how you think and how you feel.
This can hit us at different times…
For me, it was when my daughters were born and had to stay in the hospital’s special care nursery for a few weeks…
The first time we had to leave them […]
Holidays can be difficult for any number of reasons. This is especially true for divorced parents who don’t get to partake in what were their own family traditions.
GetConnectDad and The Good Men Project want to know how you cope with the holidays since you’ve been divorced.
- If you have to split time with your ex/the other […]
Creating A Budget That Empowers You!
When was the last time that you created a budget?
What was the experience like?
Do you still budget month to month?
Everyone has their own opinions about the dreaded “B” word. Yes, I’m talking about the budget. Depending on who you talk to, some people might shudder at the […]
Children these days, around the age of five or six years old, face plenty of choices in their young lives. Choices like picking out a toy at the store or choosing what food to eat for dinner. They don’t think long on what they want, taking no time to make simple decisions. Because their parents are […]