DAD4LIFE Archive (12 posts)

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Love, not time, heals all wounds…

March 3, 2013

I would find it hard to count the number of times when I have shared a story with regards to something hurtful in my life in which the listener’s ultimate advice is to allow time to transpire in order for the wound caused by the painful event to heal. We’ve all heard it before, “time […]

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Dad 101 – Ten things men should know about parenting: 10. Always make the time…

February 21, 2013

It may sound simple or it may sound terribly hard, depending on your lifestyle, but this is probably the most important advice I can give you as a father. Life has a way of getting complicated, hectic, and worse overwhelmingly busy, but nothing should ever preclude me from making time to spend with my children. […]

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Dad 101 – Ten things men should know about parenting: 9. Stay informed…

February 17, 2013

I can easily recognize how much different my life growing up was compared to my parent’s lives. Because of this I don’t assume that my children’s lives growing up will be like mine. One of my favorite things to do with my mom is to ask her to tell me stories of when she was […]

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Dad 101 – Ten things men should know about parenting: 8. Allow them to be themselves…

February 13, 2013

One of my biggest mistakes that I learned to correct early on as being a parent was the image of wanting any of my kids to be something or someone that they are not. It really did not take much effort to realize that this unhealthy mental attitude of imposing my dreams on my children […]

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Dad 101 – Ten things men should know about parenting: 7. Let them do it too…

February 12, 2013

I am probably the most guilty party to this mistake that I know off. How did I learn as a man to fix things, do a complicated task, or for that matter the easy things that I do day in and day out? Obviously by doing them over and over again. I remember the day […]

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Dad 101 – Ten things men should know about parenting: 6. Tell them about yourself…

February 11, 2013

It is easy to forget that even though they are living with me day in and day out, my kids were not with me during my younger years. Funny how we tend to tell stories to our friends in order to liven up a conversation or give them access to our past, yet sometimes we […]

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