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, […]
You might not expect to hear from one of the most prominent feminists on the DadPad but I thought this quote from her was revealing and true: Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. Gloria Steinem Do you agree? Why or why not?
You’ve probably had conversations with your kids that would lead you to believe they were trying to confuse you with confusion.
A couple of months ago while home from college, my daughter and I spent a lunch together on one of our periodic dates. It was a great time to catch up with her and live in her world for a few hours. I have missed hearing the regular details of her life during her freshman year. You know, the personal details that spill out over dinner or in car rides to church.
My wife is a great note giver. For years she’s included a note or prayer in the kid’s lunch, in the luggage of a traveling family member or on a counter-top white board. Her diligence in this area spurred me on to express words of encouragement to my kids in similar ways. Shuffling though the […]