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5 Keys to Fantastic Fatherhood

Fatherhood has brought me to my knees over and over. My kid came close to destroying my relationship and life. As a marriage & family therapist, I see it happen all the time. Fortunately, my wife & I had some clue of the immense challenge that was coming and did a number of things that really made all the difference. This week's vi ...read more

Using games for learning

Using Games for Learning (In Ways Kids Will Like)

An important part of any child's development is the idea of play. There have been numerous scientific studies that suggest continued play has a crucial role in the development of language skills as well as academic achievement. While we won't get too deep into the research data here, if you want to learn more of the science of childr ...read more

Preparing for when you child can beat you in sports

Winning and Losing: Preparing for the day your child can beat you in sports

Both my wife and I are huge sports fans. So it goes without saying that we're at the very least going to see if our daughter is interested in sports as she grows older. If she doesn't like them, oh well. But I've always looked forward to a time when I could be her basketball or softball coach, and create that father and daughter bond ...read more

Shoveling and other chores: How young is too young?

Shoveling and other chores: How young is too young?

In the winter, every approaching snowstorm brings one question to my mind. Just how long until my daughter is ready to help me with the snowblowing and shoveling - not to mention all the other chores around the house? Granted, given that she's just a month old, I know I'm getting ahead of myself in terms of fatherhood. Right now, the only chore ...read more

When your child hits another kid at the playground or steals a sibling's favorite toy, a father's role is simple – lower the boom.

Three ways to discipline someone else’s kid

When your child hits another kid at the playground or steals a sibling's favorite toy, a father's role is simple – lower the boom. The punishment can be whatever your family prefers – time-out, grounding, losing allowance, cancelling screen time, or any other consequence – but it should be swift and fair.But how do you r ...read more

American culture is packed with traditions.

Five ways to create new traditions for your family

American culture is packed with traditions. Some folks cook ham for Easter dinner, while other sing certain Christmas carols or bang pots and pans on New Year's Eve.But these habits don't work for everyone. Differences in religion, region, age or simple preference can leave some fathers feeling left out. Fortunately, families are the perf ...read more

The arrival of a new baby can be both joyful and terrifying for any couple.

Six tips for new parents to rescue their sex lives

The arrival of a new baby can be both joyful and terrifying for any couple. Finding a balance between those emotions became a little more difficult last month, when researchers unveiled advice that newborn babies "should share their mother's bed until age three," because it's good for their hearts. That practice may benefit children's health, bu ...read more

Scorning those “helicopter parents” who hover over a child's every task, many fathers have migrated to a more hands-off approach in recent years.

Three questions to reveal whether you are a free-range parent

Scorning those "helicopter parents" who hover over a child's every task, many fathers have migrated to a more hands-off approach in recent years. Practiced in moderation, this long-distance oversight is sometimes called "consequences parenting" for its intent of purposely allowing kids to fail when they make mistakes. If a kid forgets to pack th ...read more

Talk with your child about the Birds and the Bees, and you can cover the basic points of puberty and reproduction in five or ten minutes.

Three ways to teach the romantic side of the birds and the bees

Talk with your child about the birds and the bees, and you can cover the basic points of puberty and reproduction in five or 10 minutes. But what about the mysteries of romance? Poets have spent entire careers crafting perfect sonnets to describe the agonies and ecstasies of love, from the bitter resentment of being dumped to the flutter in you ...read more

Browse any online retailer for children's toys, and you will soon come across a range of products that encourage fathers to outfit children with their own tiny smartphones and laptops.

Pro dads can pull the plug on baby smartphones

Browse any online retailer for children's toys, and you will soon come across a range of products that encourage fathers to outfit children with their own tiny smartphones and laptops. Here are three examples, engineered for digital entertainment at any time of day: One item from Fisher Price upgrades the classic bouncy cradle by adding a f ...read more

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