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Have you ever felt like you were sitting in your living room talking to a little alien? There they sit with those dang earbuds nodding at you as you speak, yet not hearing a word you are saying...it is enough to drive any Daddy absolutely nuts. Kids tune us out and removing the earbuds alone won’t solve the problem, unfortunately. Kids do this for many reasons and it can be absolutely maddening. Ironically, some of it could be unintentional. Kids do tend to be easily zoned out and in their own little worlds at times. Other times they are manipulating us...using...
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Being a daddy is not always an easy thing to do. When you look across the room at your daughter sulking in the corner over her latest teen drama, you can find yourself at a loss for what to say. In fact, sometimes there are no words. It is times like this that you pray you instilled confidence in your kid. You pray that you showed them how to believe in and value themselves properly. These lessons are always easy to see after the fact. They can be tough to see when they are growing up. For this reason, I thought...
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One of the most complicated parenting duties for me as a father was dealing with online bullying where my kids were concerned. Not only did I have the problem itself, but I also had a learning curve as far as social media and the modern teenager. My kids only had minor problems with it, but I dove into the problem as though it were major. I know how things can quickly and decidedly escalate in this type of social arena. That said, here are the tips I came up with from a Daddy’s point of view: Be Present from Day One...
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I used to think that I knew all about babies. My sister grew up a teen mother and I figured I got all the seasoning I would ever need helping her over the years. When I found out my twin daughters would not be coming home with us and instead would be kept in the NICU, I realized I had no clue. I also realized that my wife was going to need me on a whole new level and that I needed to go find some answers quick. For those fathers out there that might be facing this situation, this article...
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We Dads have always known that the day would come when our precious little daughters would start liking boys. We knew it was coming…   We simply didn’t want to deal with it until we absolutely had to. As a proud father of two twin daughters, I can honestly say that I have stayed awake nights thinking of that fateful day.   Now that I am just on the other side of my daughter’s boy craziness, I see the signs that I missed clearly. I had all the signals right before me, but was unable to see them because of my...
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