Learning to be organized, to stay with a task, and to be focused requires guidance. Dads can fill that role.
Separating the inevitable pain from optional is life’s work for everyone.
The evening is the proving ground of good fathers.
Loosen up your play. Big men can play too. Lighten up, let go.
Bedtime can be difficult to manage. Remaining adaptable means willingness to change as the situations change.
Is your choice to harmonize or traumatize your family?
Embed from Getty Images—If you’re hurrying, you’re not fathering well.If you had great teachers in your life, take a moment to consider how they did it. Most likely they were very engaged with you, sharing information while they valued you. There was room for questions, curiosity, play, and understanding.Teaching is a large part of being…
Embed from Getty Images—The urge to procreate, now here’s a powerful energy. It’s in everything alive, irrepressibly pushing to become newer versions of Life. Nature’s desire brings our awareness to our bodies, our imaginations, other bodies. The push to connect, to make more life happens in everything from bugs to flowers to whales. Creation uses…
You are addicted to negative thinking that was taught to you without your consent.
How can fathers and their sons bond better? Bob Rannigan believes his wife is on to something good with her answer.
Three practices for a dad to offer what his child needs.
Embed from Getty Images—Keeping distance from danger is a universal self-protective response. Fathers who hold themselves away from their children often experience their own children as dangerous—emotionally. What can men do to resume their full emotional power as fathers?Men who stay away from their children don’t understand or believe in themselves enough. They haven’t had…
Embed from Getty Images—Children see their fathers as the world’s response to them. To your children, you are literally God. Words, touch, feelings all deliver a message from the world, telling them whether and how they fit in.If fathers are as careful with how we feel around our children as we are with say driving…
Too often male responses to fear are anger and isolation rather than compassion and connection.
Las Vegas Mass Murderer Stephen Paddock is a Teacher.
Our culture has developed football addiction as a response to the threat of being ostracized for being effeminate.