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 […]
Be Supportive, what does that really mean when it comes to a child? To a child being supportive means to listen. Listen to what they are saying. A child needs to be heard. They need their thoughts and idea’s to mean something to you. For this reason, a parent you must […]
Parents weigh in on what they did to get their kids to sleep through the night!
There appear to me to be a lot of mythos surrounding the question as to why people bully. I was bullied for around eight years — probably longer. Since then I have worked with or alongside young people for fourteen years, and I have worked with children for a lot longer than that. I remember one time when I had an interview for a youth work post with someone who was aware of my history of being bullied. They asked me in a very matter-of-fact way “So, how will you stop yourself from bullying our young people?” I was quite frankly gobsmacked and astounded, but I answered her question quite clearly “Some people who are bullied do end up bullying, but that is not a hard-and-fast rule.
Does this sound familiar to you or anyone you know? Eddie is on the outside trying to be in his daughter’s life. Her mother has moved on and another man is playing the role of father for his girl. He asks me, “What can I do?”
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.
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 […]
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 […]
I hate to admit this, but I’m not always the most vocal about my support of my children. I think as parents, as husbands, as friends, we get complacent with how we think other people view our support. We feel our support is “implied.” However, that can’t be further from reality. Our kids will never know […]
Our children need us in different ways during various points in their lives. When we can tune into their needs, we can offer support in a manner that speaks best to them in profound ways.
As the mother of three girls, who are all in very different stages of life, I am experiencing various levels of needs […]
A lot of organization and planning goes into preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. Parents have a lot on their mind, from ensuring that travel arrangements have been finalized to purchasing and preparing for the dinner feast. It can be a hectic time period for everyone involved and as a result, easy for something to slip through […]
It was only a few years ago that my son went trick or treating for the first time. Together we were a pirate, a firewoman, and a child that was eaten by the cookie monster. This isn’t the first time as a family, though, as we’ve celebrated this “holiday” even before he had been born. I […]
Everything we do as parents reflect on the lessons taught to us by our parents: from our manners, our personal characteristics, and even our social behavior. Any good parent will take the positives and try to pass them on to their children. At the same time, we try to adjust to our current situation, leaving behind […]
Today we live in a world where there is a lot of hate, negativity, and so much disrespect going around.
We turn on the tv and all we see these days are people arguing, using inappropriate words, and just being disrespectful to one other. When children are born, they are not born with the trait of being […]
I remember my mom grabbing my $100 pair of tennis shoes I had bought with my money, opening the front door and slinging them out onto the front lawn and sidewalk. I thought mom was bluffing until the moment when the shoes left her hand and slowly twirled in the air. She turned and closed the […]