The Joy Of Fatherhood

When it's two in the morning and my son wakes up screaming, And all I want is one night of only sweet dreaming. Then there's the times when I'm with him in the day When he won't listen or even do a single thing I say. Then there's the days [...]

A Father’s Blessing

It wasn’t till she was grown that she knew her daddy’s standard wasn’t unfair, but as high as he thought of her. He’d taught her to measure action against consequence; he’d held her accountable till she could hold herself, so that someone else, who did not love her, wouldn’t have [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:21-05:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Accountable, Poems|Tags: , , , , , |

Can we teach toddlers to be accountable? Is the Pope Catholic?

The other day my 18 month old son, who - if you follow me on social media know - I lovingly refer to as TRex, threw his food on the floor.  Cause you know… that’s what toddlers do.  We’re timeout parents, and as this was the umpeenth time throwing his [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:21-05:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Accountable|Tags: , , , , , |

I will continue to lead and guide my child on the right path of life. It’s my job.

First off, what is the definition of accountability? To me, it means being responsible and taking responsibility for my own actions.  How do I teach this to my young son as he grows up? As our children grow up, they are going to have to make more and more choices and decisions [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:22-05:00August 3rd, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Accountable|Tags: , , , , , |

If you make a mistake, fix it. A dad’s message to his boys.

We often confuse being responsible for something with being accountable for it. It is easy to say, “I am sorry”, and thinking things get fixed, but unfortunately that is not how life works. Well it can work that way, but you will leave a long list of people who you [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:16:23-05:00August 1st, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Accountable|Tags: , , , , , |