Category Archives: Honor and respect

Dads Deal With Life’s Ups and Downs

We can get stressed by changes in our lives, but we can help our kids and ourselves if we know how to face them.  This is a great article I want to share with you on how dads can have a positive influence on their families by how they deal with life’s changes. You’ll really like the “Action Points” in this article. They give you great steps to take to overcome some of the stress dads and kids face during transitions and changes.

Just click the photo below to read this great advice:

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Take a Bow, Dad. It’s Father’s Day!

The wise Socrates said, “The un-examined life is not worth living”. To do this we must examine our actions to evaluate how we are meeting our personal ideals and goals. If you are reading this you are sure to be one who is serious about living a purposeful life, so here is a thought about Father’s Day.

Why not look at each Father’s Day as the beginning of a New Year as a dad? Take a little time out of the day to examine what you are doing as a dad and what you want to do better during the next year. Things I try to always improve on are being a good listener, being thoughtful and caring, patient and kind — being determined and focused, strong and courageous. All of these are virtues of a good dad. And none of us is perfect at them all, but we can continue to practice. Examine yourself, be kind to yourself but firm, and do this all out of love and respect for your children.

You might ask your kids, “How am I doing as your dad?” Make this a playful question and expect playful answers, but listen to what they are not saying, too. It is important to point out here, if there are any real family problems going on, Father’s Day is not the day to explore them. This is a day to show happiness and gratitude without any rancor or discord.

It is a good day to tell your kids how grateful you are to be their dad! Tell them that you love them and always try to do everything for them that is in their best interest. (Don’t be too surprised if they roll their eyes at that.) Remember you can celebrate Father’s Day only because of your kids! Once again they are at the center of this celebration and let them know it.

Finally, take a bow! It is not easy to be a good dad. A good dad is always present to his kid’s needs and concerns, and that takes its toll on a guy. A dad has to “make it up” as he goes because no one has ever faced exactly the demands he deals with daily, and that takes its toll. So as you examine how you are doing, take time to think about all the good you are doing each day — and take a bow.

Have a wonderful day Man. Happy New Year and take a bow.

Daddy-Daughter Duet Captures Hearts

I had to share this wonderful Daddy-Daughter duet of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” which has captured the hearts of 89 million viewers and counting!: We Love Music.

Affirming Dads & Dealing with Teens

Here are 2 articles I think you’ll like. The first one talks about how we can be “affirming” dads and how this helps our children and us. In the next, you’ll find some helpful advice on how to deal with a haughty teenage son or daughter.
Click the photo below for a link to each article.

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3 Tips for Dads of ‘Haughty’ Teens

Forgiving Dad

Here’s a powerful example of forgiveness that I want to share.
It’s worth a read and gives us all something to think about.

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“Your dad has cancer that has spread all over his body…” was the text message that I received from my sister Keisha who heard the information from our Uncle Barney who has been more than a father than Bobby could dream of. I texted back, “That’s unfortunate.”

I didn’t talk about it anymore until 4 days later when Keisha sent another message from Uncle Barney letting me know that Bobby wanted to speak with me and shared the phone number to his hospital room in Florida. I contemplated … and then made a decision. I figured as a growing Christian and as a man with morals that I couldn’t let another human being die without honoring a simple request to hear my voice.  Read More…

Dad’s a Genius

I think you’ll enjoy this great memory of one son about his dad and what a “genius” he was to his son.
And, how all Dad’s can store up some genius points–pretty easily–with their sons–and even daughters, too.

Just click the photo below and enjoy this story to inspire all dads.Jays-dad-and-son-at-Wrigley