I appreciate the article written by Erin Anderssen of the Globe and Mail. Cell phones and smartphones are useful tools but their overuse is creating an epidemic of distance, isolation and uninvolvement within family relationships. We often condemn yesteryear’s dad who came home after work, put his feet up on his favourite ottoman and read … More The Cell Phone Controversy
Fathers and child safety. Some people wonder if that is an oxymoron. And with good reason, I suppose. I’ve seen videos of dads driving ATVs while pulling their youngsters in a Cozy Coup, jumping off a roof onto a trampoline, and starting a barbq with gasoline. None of which turned out well. Last summer we … More Play It Safe . . . and Fun
So, Justin Bieber has spoken out to fathers everywhere. Interesting. I have three daughters. None have caught the “fever” – ever. One of the reasons is that I don’t let it come into the house. I guess I have inoculated them to the threat. In fact, when his name comes up in conversation or when they hear … More Bieber Fever, and it ain’t pretty
Play is one of the great ways dads connect with their kids. We can be an entertainer, an observer, or a playmate. We can get involved with the play, watch what’s happening, or help our kids learn.
Men, read this story about a soldier killed in battle in 2005. He clearly left an impact in his world. And that impact is reflected in how those who knew him best dealt with his death. Consider what it would take from us as faithful husbands and partners to earn the kind of faithfulness shown … More Faithful –