What does a Sherlock Holmes villain, Satan and 4 words dads say to there kids have in common? Read the latest DadPad post to find out.
The Guess Who sang about seasons…remember this lyric: “Seasons change and so did I” Well, the DadPad is changing too. Somewhat. More structure. More frequent content. Check it out to see what will “go down” Sept 1
Do you look for those times when you see your child doing something well, right or positive? If not, today’s Dad ToDo will help you.
Remember the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine”? Sometimes life for you and your children is hard. And, quite frankly too often we convey the heaviness of our lives as dads onto to our children without realizing it. It may be pressures from work, internal struggles with self worth or direction or challenges in relationships […]
If you haven't noticed, it's election season. Just thought I would be your news source. Seriously, as I watch the continual banter and bashing by each candidate and their teams, I am growing weary and have a tough time continuing to try and slog through the rhetoric to get to the meat of what each […]
Well, you did it? Or did you? For the past 16 days, I’ve shared some thoughts, challenges and tried to help us think about our roles as dads in a fresh, significant and honorable manner. I honestly don’t expect that I’ll hear from anyone that actually did these each day. But, it’s a framework that […]
Remember playing that game with friends or your family? We would do it on car trips. If you’ve never played, it’s simply a game where one person thinks of anything in the world and then you take turns asking “yes”/”no” questions to see if you can guess what it is. Well, today’s 20 question game […]
Yesterday’s challenge was to envision yourself being transported into the future and nearing your time on this earth. As you look back at your life, lessons learned and life lived, you were to write your children a letter leaving them thoughts that they could read as your last words to them, the most important things […]
You’ve heard the adage, “It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon”. It’s applied to everything from marriage and relationships to business operations or just about anything else that takes persistence and perseverance. It’s pithy and conveys the point. I was originally going to use it to compare to being a dad. But, the more I […]
Merriam Webster defines a “counselor” as a person who gives advice. In the role of a lawyer, it’s someone who is an advocate for another. Both are descriptive of being a dad in those “tweener” years. Somewhere north of 7 or 8 years old and prior to high school, our children begin to put things […]