The Dos And Don’ts Of Buying A Computer For Your Kids

The Dos And Don'ts Of Buying A Computer For Your Kids It’s 2018, and that pretty much means all kids should have a computer. You don’t want them sitting in the house on it all the time, of course, but buying them a computer can mean enhancing their education, [...]

How Backyard Chores Help Build Your Kids Character

There is always a debate about whether you should involve your kids in household chores, and if yes, at what age. While some people believe in the “let kids be kids” philosophy, there are actually so many things your kids can learn if you have them help out with [...]

Can Technology Keep You Down With The Kids?

Yes, technology can most definitely keep you down with the kids. After all, technology is what the new generation is growing up with. They probably know more than you, which can be rather embarrassing. You’re suddenly the old parent who knows nothing, and they’re there whizzing away on every [...]

Why Patience Saves Divorce Proceedings

Divorce is never fun. However, there are better and worse ways to pursue the process. This means working within limits. It might mean shouldering a massive degree of professional communication and simple language. It might mean limiting contact where necessary or having the process take place in separate areas [...]

Baltic Amber: One Dad’s Saving Grace

My wife and I had been trying for a baby for several years and nothing had worked. We met with a fertility specialist and started the process of IVF. Twelve months later we welcomed our beautiful daughter Grace. She was everything we had prayed for and more. Parenthood was [...]

4 Ways to Bond With Fellow Seniors at Church

Attending church regularly may lower your risk of depression (and associated problems like substance abuse), but it can also help you connect with fellow senior citizens. More than 50% of adults over the age of 75 live alone and 40% of senior citizens report that TV rather than human [...]

Get Connected. Someone’s life may be counting on it.

Once again, we have a shooting in a school. Once again, everyone is pushing some sort of policy agenda. I think that the reality is that there are some things we can control and some things that we cannot. Larger policy changes are things that, while we can have [...]

Embracing Tragedy: Being Present in Pain

As a father of four boys, you may imagine that life is hectic from time to time for me.  While it truly is, in fact, quite crazy sometimes, it isn't always because of the reasons you might think.  I have four boys, ages 11, 4, 3, and almost 2, [...]

By |2017-12-14T13:51:08+00:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Accountable|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Be Respectful: Respect your Local Authorities

One important value I’m instilling in my kids is the importance of respecting authority. Now, this is bound to bring up some controversy, because some authorities do not behave in a way the deserves respect. However, on the whole, I tend to trust the idea that our society functions [...]

By |2017-12-05T10:13:56+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Accountable|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Never Hear Your Kids Utter The Words ‘I’m Bored’ Again

Think of something your kids say often. You know, sort of like a catchphrase. For many parents, that phrase will be ‘I’m bored.’ Kids say that a lot, don’t they? If yours don’t, then you obviously don’t need this article and you can go on your merry way! Oh, [...]

Helping A Child’s Self-Identity Come Out On Top

When it comes to helping our child develop healthily, self-identity is one of the harder aspects to truly nail down. It’s about confidence, but it’s also about how they see not only themselves but the world around them. It’s about their values, their sense of personality, and more besides. [...]

How To Keep Your Child Safe Online

If you’re raising a child in this world, then you’re bound to hit a point where they want to start using a computer/laptop/any other device with an internet connection. As a parent, you can’t really stop them from doing this as it’s part of life now. However, you still [...]

How to Persuade Unsure Toddlers to Eat New Foods

Young toddlers trying out different foods for the first time will naturally be hesitant. Their instinct is to distrust new things which can be frustrating for you, especially when you know what you are providing is delicious and nutritious. For some toddlers and parents, meal times can quickly become [...]

Providing Your Children With The Fun Winter Of A Lifetime!

Winter is very close to us now. The leaves have fallen from the trees, and our cars are now frostbitten every morning. If you haven’t been wrapping up warm, or have simply come into contact with other people, it’s likely that you’re sporting a cold. Between sneezes and trying [...]

Keeping Your Little Ones Safe This Winter

While winter is an exciting and magical time for your little ones, it just isn’t as safe as other seasons, which is why we need to take extra precautions. You children need a little extra attention to keep them happy and healthy, so I have compiled a list of [...]

Hobbies You Can Share With Your Child

Bonding with your child is an important part of our lives as a parent, we want to be able to talk to our children, have fun with them and be the one they confide in when they are in trouble. Part of bonding is finding things that you can [...]

Are You A Cool Dad? Or Are You Just Trying To Be?

The world of celebrity gives us a wide variety of cool dads. Will Smith, David Beckham, Neil Patrick harris, Ben Affleck (let’s face it, what’s cooler than being able to tell your kids you’re Batman and not be lying)… the list goes on and on. These guys seem to [...]

By |2017-12-19T10:22:34+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Authentic, FAMILY ACTIVITIES|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Make Parenting Unique With These Great Gadgets

Technology is influencing our lives every day in business and in leisure, so it makes sense that our parenting is going to be enhanced by it, too. In this day and age, parents need all the help that they can get to make life run as smoothly as possible, [...]

Practical Items That Will Give A Nervous Child Comfort

Some children have entirely unique personalities that don’t conform to what the rest of the children around them do or think. Your child may be overtly sensitive or perhaps suffering from some form of psyche issues that transform everyday task and activities into anguish and anxiety. It's key that [...]

Oh No…It’s Twins!

So, you’re having twins - congratulations! It’s going to be a fantastic experience, and your two little ones are going to have wild times together, keep each other company, and be the best of friends for life. Maybe. At some point in the very distant future, with any luck. [...]

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