A dad spends a lot of time worried about keeping our kids safe. Having open and candid conversations around money is as vital as conversations about sex.
I once had thousands and thousands of comics.
Today I bought my first books from an actual comic shop in over 20 years. It felt exhilarating to support a new local business in my area.
"Dad, I'm a Stoic. You made me a Stoic!"
It's true. I have been intentionally programming my girls from the very beginning.
#Girldad started trending and became cool. But showing up is more than hashtags and feeling good about ourselves.
The Moment I Decided to Quit My Job During the Great Recession
It was a moment that I'll never forget because ski-masks and big guns were involved
Storytelling is an essential skill to being a better parent and father.
Learning to tell a vivid story can help you capture and retain your kids' attention and teach valuable lessons. Dads can learn from the storytellers at Marvel and Pixar.
I've quit more times than I can count throughout my life. I love the idea of learning new skills and becoming better. But then my insecurities, financing, or logistics become too difficult to bear.
Remember "show and tell" in school?
You got to stand up in front of the class and shine. You would show your new doll, pet rock, or construction truck to the entire class. Good times.
"Girls, I have a little secret to share."
They were nine and seven at the time, and it was time for a real conversation.
Despite not traveling the world- I've been able to give my girls a much larger worldview through my circle of friends and passions.
I've only been able to realize this by looking back on my life and connecting the dots.
Want to lose your kids' trust?
Here's are three simple tips to ensure this happens.
That's a lot of damn pressure to carry. But you're carrying it whether you realize it or not.