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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.

Essentials for Raising your Teenage Son

Here’s a road map for raising a teenage son–for dads, granddads, uncles and even teachers. These 5 essentials can help you guide your son to develop his concept of what it means to be a man. Our sons need this guidance especially when they can be so confused by the messages they get from the Internet, the media and even misinformed friends. Click the picture below for a great article on relating to and guiding your teenage son.

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Dealing with Family & Work

We dads and granddads get busy at work and sometimes have a hard time balancing all our work responsibilities with the needs of our families. I want to share some great insights from The Championship Fathering blog by Carey Casey with you. He’s thought about this a lot and has a lot of good ideas on how to deal with this work/family dilemma.

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Ten Things To Teach Your Daughter

I wanted to pass along these ten hints on how to give your daughter a great start. Every dad wants to do the best for his daughter. These ten things are what every girl needs to hear from her father. Click below to go to the list of ten things:

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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.

Thanksgiving: The Holiday & Beyond

As we approach this family holiday, I want to share this article on how we can develop a thankful attitude in ourselves and our children. Learning to be grateful for the good things in our lives enriches all of us. Happy Thanksgiving!

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