Being a new dad destroys a lot men. Unprepared, they find themselves disempowered and overwhelmed, while their relationships flounder. When my wife was pregnant with our daughter, I anxiously looked everywhere for real information about how to handle the emotional and personal challenges I sensed lied ahead. I found a number of keys that have made fatherhood a deeply … [Read more...] about New Dads: 5 Keys to a Joyful Family
There's a horrible dark side to having a baby. It's supposed to be a wonderful experience of joy and love, but for far too many men it marks the end of their loving relationship with their wives. New moms are appropriately wired to become obsessed with their babies, but if we just stand back in our experience of being replaced, things can become miserable. Fortunately, there … [Read more...] about Wife Love your Baby More Than You?
There are so many wrong ideas out there about men's emotions. So often we are seen as emotionally incompetent and poor at sharing our feelings. Sadly, men often feel this way about themselves as well. In reality, men aren't primarily lacking in emotional intelligence, it's our society and each of us as members of this culture that are failing to give men what they need. … [Read more...] about Men’s Emotions & Why We Don’t Share Them
Gay parents aren't restrained by the same societal norms that quietly push straight parents into confined ruts of conditioned patterns. Freed of these constraints, they typically do a number of things that make for a more thriving family. Here are 3 of the ways that we can learn from their experience. Read it below if you prefer. Watch more videos at … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Gay Men make Better Dads
I hated hearing these words from my daughter. But sometimes our kids really don't want us and all they want is mom. It's a really horrible feeling to be so thoroughly rejected by someone we love so much. Unfortunately, our responses to these painful moments often make it much worse and can even devastate our relationships with our children. Fortunately, I have helped a … [Read more...] about No Dad! I want MOM!