More often then not, I’ve watched men who spent a good deal of their youth throwing their weight around, and coming at everything with violence and aggression, only to find themselves blowing through marriages and isolated socially.
Once in a great while, heavenly bodies such as stars and planets align, forming a rare matrix for mankind to ponder in the night. Like those exceptional occurrences, one of these eons, your child will also sleep through the night. The first year (or more), not so much. Your darling might wake up, twice, three,…
When his son started wetting the bed at night, dad Rob Watson knew there was a lot he did not know. The one thing he DID know was that shame would not be productive. Here is what worked instead.
It begins with the decision that the legacy of shame left behind by a toxic parent won’t be the way your story will end.
A few weeks ago, my son and I were leaving the mall, walking toward the parking lot, when there, at the end of a row of cars, I saw the unmistakable profile of the Time Machine. I rushed us to the car, a 1981 bare stainless steel DeLorean in mint condition, and peered into…
I’m wondering what Great-Grandpa thinks of a selfie?
The words we use to describe our kids matter regardless of their gender.
“No son of mine will ever have his nails painted.” Seriously?!
Brandon Ha made it through a challenging time in his life with bipolar disorder.
For adult children of alcoholics, trying to be perfect and a people-pleaser comes with weak boundaries.
Rob Watson was raising two boys as a single dad. He needed to find a way to take bedwetting in stride.
Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ It was on a mini-vacation, my family’s first real one…
Ed Madden reflects on the final moments he had with his father, and how they’ve rippled throughout his life as a man.
A man reflects on his father’s militant discipline and why he believes it made him a better man.
My dad never had to sit down to teach me how to be a man. I simply learned from watching him.
Adam Patrick Kindilien knows a father’s advice can be priceless, and he’s grateful for the gift.