Julian Caldwell

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From Taylor to Dad

About the Author's Father Ed @360_parenting provides single parent  resources for those hurt and waiting for justice to be served. All parents matter! #Dadsmatter#pas #childabuse #tellthestory                            What is GetConnectDAD? @GetConnectDAD is an international project focused on One goal:  More ConnectDAD families. [...]

By |2017-02-06T00:23:30-05:00June 19th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Authentic, Be Respectful|Tags: , , |

Dear Dad

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!! You were then and are now the greatest man I will ever know. The older I got the more I found myself thinking what would Dad do in any situation. Usually the convo in my head starts as "well dad always said". The lessons you taught me  [...]

By |2017-02-06T00:23:31-05:00June 18th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Authentic, Be Respectful|Tags: , , |


      80 International Fathers  + 2 Poets are writing on "52 Traits we want to encourage in our kids." Our goal is simple:  We want to provide insights into how fathers from around the world are handling the formidable challenge of creating great human beings. We are not so naive to [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:09-05:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Gratefulness and Embracing Your Weird with Pat Flynn – 2 Cent Dad

Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income is on the show. Pat not only is a genius at online business, it turns out he is a pretty swell father. He was working as an architect when in 2008 he got laid off and had to figure out how to make ends [...]

By |2016-07-10T22:30:54-05:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

If we aren’t present, who is?

This week, in preparation for some upcoming media interviews, I asked some of our most active fathers in the GetConnectDAD ecosystem this question: “What is most pressing for us as father’s today?” First of all, I am honored with the responses from around the world, solely focused on helping me [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:10-05:00June 4th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , , |

52 Traits We Want In Our Kids

Please Join Our Growing Community! A team of fathers from around the world is developing content focusing on 52 traits we want in our children.  Throughout this journey, we hope parents find some useful hints, some suggested activities, and some new ideas to engage deeper with their children.  Thank you [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:10-05:00June 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Being “In the Moment”

Han-Son of DaddiLife on why the most important gift we can give our children is our presence. What’s that noise? Is it the sound of my baby attempting to say his first word? Am I at the cusp of a momentous dad moment? No. It’s the sound of my other [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:11-05:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: , |

The Instant Replay

“We all make mistakes sometimes / We all fail but we stand tonight / Look past, learn, and move on / We're all here, you're not the only one.” Lyrics from the song “Audrey, Start the Revolution!” by, the now disbanded alternative rock band, Anberlin. I started listening to Anberlin [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:11-05:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be In the Moment|Tags: |

The Gift of Empathy

When I was invited to write an article about empathy, I immediately thought of an excerpt from ‘Song of Myself’, by the American poet Walt Whitman:          I do not ask the wounded person how he feels,          I myself become the wounded person. [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:12-05:00May 24th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Empathetic|Tags: , , |

Why Children Should Answer the Call to Adventure

Joseph Campbell, in his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces, makes a compelling argument that the world’s greatest hero stories follow the same basic arc. Whether the stories connect to religion or mythology, whether they come from the Eastern or Western traditions, they spin the same tale of an [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:12-05:00May 18th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|Tags: |

How I Nurture My Kid’s Adventurous Nature

My two-year-old daughter held my hand as we climbed the steps on the side of a hill which led to the top of a towering aluminum slide. For the first two slides, she asked to sit on my lap so that we could slide together. I started to sit for [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:12-05:00May 18th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|Tags: , |

Is your luggage packed?

“Is your luggage packed?” Mom asked us from the other side of our small two- bedroom duplex.  Two adults and three kids were packed in pretty tight for such a small space.  I was 8, maybe 9, and my siblings and I had been planning our great adventure across the [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:13-05:00May 16th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Adventurous|Tags: , |

Self-Discipline: “A child is not a vessel to be filled, but a lamp to be lit”

Keep in mind as you are reading this, it is 6:00 AM; my 7 month-old son is playing beside me; and mom is trying to get some sleep. Leading by example I believe that many traits on this list, including this one, for one, needs to be lived by example: [...]

By |2016-08-04T21:39:59-05:00May 11th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Self-Disciplined|Tags: , , , , |

Mother’s Day 2017

Check out what Amanda Hughey can do for you!!!! As a father, committed to becoming a better dad, I spend a great deal of time thinking, writing, researching, talking and practicing on the subject of parenthood. The amazing thing is, Laurie, my wife, and mother of Eli and [...]

Scared of my shadow? Check. How To Teach Confidence

I would love to say I have been confident my entire life; however, the truth is, when I was a young man, I was scared of most everything.  In today's world, most would say my parents were helicopter parents.  For better or worse, they believed that the rest of the [...]

Teaching Optimism to Kids – Meaningfulmama.com

Optimism “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28 Teaching optimism to kids can be made easier with a game I made up called, “Turn Around.” The game has them literally [...]

By |2016-04-29T06:18:21-05:00April 29th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Optimistic|
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