Week 5: Risk Taking and why it is important for your kids!

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 […]

Week 4: Teach them to the importance of humor

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 […]

Week 3: If you give your kid a cell phone, kiss your family goodbye.

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, […]

Week 2: Why is great communication key for your kid’s growth?

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 […]

Week 1: Building Connection. Nothing is more important to your family.

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.

Studies show:

  • Children who experience a lack of emotional support, no connection, no supervision, and no discipline are at the highest […]

There Are Many Reasons Why People Bully, Some Might Surprise You!

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.

My Dear Child Campaign – What can we do when they don’t answer the phone?

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?”

‘Welcome to the team’ An incredible story about determination.

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 […]

Re-Making Holiday Traditions After Divorce: A Joint Call for Submissions

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.

  1. If you have to split time with your ex/the other […]

How to keep your shoes in the house. A Simple Lesson on Respect

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 […]

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