What legacy are you leaving your kids. First, you are leaving the one your living. But there’s a story buried in each of us that our children need to hear about too. It’s what makes us what we are and part of leaving them with a fathers legacy. Join us in this project to share your life with your children (and maybe finding a bit about yourself in the process).
If this is the first day you’ve stopped by the DadPad and noticed we’re into Day 4 of the Father’s Day challenge, don’t leave. You can start at any time or just go back to the previous blog posts and decide which one(s), if any, you want to do. The idea is simply to be […]
It can be disheartening to think the lyrics from the old Sunday school song, “Oh, be careful little ears what you hear” might be applied to my words as a father. Yet, when my kids eagerly invite me to an activity in their world, I may hasten a ‘yes’ out of my eagerness to delight them, only later to find it difficult to comply.
[tweetmeme source= ‘dadpad’ only_single=false] I remember one evening getting up in the middle of the evening to go into another room in our house. Lighting was scarce. My steps were short and slow. With small kids you never know what got left on the floor to inflict pain you can’t describe. And then it happened…a […]
[tweetmeme source= ‘dadpad’ only_single=false] I love social media. I love the potential it has to connect, inform, extend and expand relationships and influence in business, personal and ministry realms. In fact, I’ve spent a lot of time reading, watching and learning about it while I help others try to use it for more than sharing […]
In the area of disciplining children he shared this thought provoking statement; The difference between abuse and discipline is the difference between intellect and emotion—using intellect leads to discipline—emotion leads to abuse. It’s an interesting thought, isn’t it?
As we segment the lifecycle of fathering into the three chapters of coach, counselor and consultant, it’s commonly perceived that being a coach is the most important part of a dad’s responsibility through the first 6-7 years of their child’s life. I contend that, in reality, a dad is all three of these (coach, counselor, consultant) all the time throughout their children’s lives.
Growing up in a home that was irreligious (not anti-Christian, just no evidence of faith lived out), the practices of faith were never expressed in a way that I would catch them. Prayer was not an everyday practice except for the mealtime ritual speed mumbling of “Come Lord Jesus, be our guest. And let these […]
Most of my friends would describe me as a risk-taker. But when it comes to my children, I’m a weenie.
“Daddy’s home!” — a distant echo from a time when my children were overjoyed to see me come home after a long day at the office. They were young then and, like their mom, no doubt happy to have someone different to interact with for a while.
I miss that time.