Lockdown has got us all feeling uncertain, a little bit trapped and frankly bored. Add a family into the mix and you’ve got even more people that you need to keep entertained throughout this. Between working from home, homeschooling and keeping up with the latest news we are all on the hunt to find […]
We all need doses of inspiration every now and again, whether it be interesting conversations, stories of human amazement, uplifting advice, thought-provoking ideas, seeing beautiful things or something to make us laugh.
These sites certainly gave us the feel-good factor and hope they do for you too. And of course… no list would […]
When people think of the word cool, parents are often the last thing which will come to mind. When you enter this sort of lifestyle, worrying about the way the world looks at you will become unimportant, and the little one you’re trying to raise will begin to take up more and more of […]
Playing sports provides various health benefits to people. This includes having improved mental and physical health, reduced stress, and better sleep. No wonder a lot of people love playing sports. Some of them make this physical activity as their hobby. Others take it more seriously because they aim to become professional sports players.
If you are […]
Are you preparing to plan your next family vacation? If so, then you might be considering some of the activities that you can enjoy together as a family. There are quite a few possibilities that you might want to consider here so let’s dive right in and start planning […]
Health has always been a major concern for humans. Even since the very earliest days of society’s growth, people have been working tirelessly to get a better understanding of health, and there have been a lot of strange ideas along the way. Nowadays, it seems that just about everything people enjoy is unhealthy in […]
Executive Summary: Risk Taking and why it is important for your kids!
According to research, “Risk is an essential component of a balanced childhood. Exposure to healthy risk, particularly physical, enables children to experience fear, and learn the strengths and limitations of their own body.” (1) With that being the case, why has the distance our kids roaming […]
Executive Summary: Teach them to the importance of humor
A good sense of humor isn’t limited to adults alone, it transcends to little children also. It is important that they know how to have fun while at home, school or in the neighborhood.
Laughing and having fun is a great way medium whereby kids connect with those around […]
Executive Summary: kids and a cell phone… bad idea.
I get it. “We can’t organize all of our activities without a phone.” “My kid is different; they only use it for calling me.” “If my kid doesn’t have a phone, they will be picked on.” “Smart Phones are not as bad as everyone says.” “In an emergency, […]
Executive Summary: Why is great communication key for your kid’s growth?
Very few things are more important than open communication in any relationship. That’s doubly important in the family! If you are a busy family, which most families are, the importance you need to place on establishing good solid methods of communication is extremely important.
Parents who don’t […]
Executive Summary: Why is Creating a Connection Your Most Important Role as a parent?
There is nothing more vital for you to do as a parent than establish your family as a safe place for your kids.
- Children who experience a lack of emotional support, no connection, no supervision, and no discipline are at the highest […]
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 […]