Posts tagged Fatherhood
How Being A Good Father Impacts The Mental Health Of Your Child

Parenting is a challenge, especially if you’re a dad. Good fathers are hard to come by, and it’s hard to determine if you’re being the best father you possibly can be. The important step is that you try. Doing so can help your children grow and be mentally well. With it being Mental Health Awareness Month, there are plenty of reasons as to why fatherhood is more important than ever. Here are some ways your kids can learn from you and be more mentally sound because of it.

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Balancing Fatherhood And Wellbeing: A Guide

As a father, you know how it feels to truly care for another person and put their needs before your own. You should know, however, that being a father doesn’t mean that you have to give up entirely on tending to your own wellbeing. You should seek to find a balance between fatherhood and wellbeing, as that is the only way you are going to be able to enjoy fulfilling family life. To see how this can all-important balance can be achieved, be sure to read on.

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How To Build A Great Father-Son Connection

Just as the relationship between a mother and daughter can often be a complex one, the relationship between a father and his son is equally complex. So, in this post we’re going to share with you some of our top tips for building a great father-son connection that will hopefully help you build an unshakeable bond with your son as he grows from a small child to a man you can be proud to say you raised.

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Feeling Out Of Touch? Here's The Key To Connecting With Your Kids

It happens to the best of us, it happens to the worst of us. Eventually, we all start to lose track of what’s cool and in style with kids or even teenagers. This isn’t your fault. Your life is filled with other commitments, and there is often no time to keep in touch with the latest trends. That’s why you might want to look at some of the ways that you can reconnect with your kids and recapture some of that lost youth.

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Drive Your Age! Here Are The Best Cars for Dads Of All Ages And Stages

As any man progresses through fatherhood the realization may hit him that your prized sports car will never be able to accommodate the everyday needs of your growing family and you will need to trade it in for a way more practical (and, you may feel, dull ideal family vehicle). But do not despair, as you shed a tear yearning for those pre-dad hood driving glories, help is at hand - presenting the very best family cars for the ages and stages of fatherhood !

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4 Things Dads Can Do When Their Daughter Gets Engaged

For a woman, getting engaged is one of the most overwhelming, amazing, exciting, precious and memorable moments of their entire life. They have found their soul mate, their true love, that man who is going to look after her until death says they can’t. It is amazing...

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6 Rules For Fathers Of Ladies And Gentlemen

Every parent wants to raise a real lady or gentleman. Fortunately, this desire is supported by nature as children learn and develop by copying what you do and like to do everything like “daddy does”. Such copying makes them feel that they are being “big”. So you are a role model...

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Throwing The Bread

You ever tell a stupid lie because you’re afraid of someone’s disappointment? I have. You forget for the third time to bring to the makeup bag and clothes you were supposed to bring when you pick her and the kids up so you text her telling there’s a big accident but she’s got you figured out...

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Education For The Generations: How Technology Improves Education

If you are reading this on your computer screen or your mobile device it must be obvious that technology has already come this far to convert written work into information on portable devices and computers, where you can access online, anywhere, anytime.

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Encouraging Your Children Away From Phones & TV

We all spend a little too long looking at screens. It’s inevitable, in a sense. So much of life is now found online. It is often the grumble of the older generation that people are now constantly looking at their phones, but there’s a good reason for that. Our entire lives can be on our phone...

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Figuring In The Figure Book Review

I was delighted to read and eagerly devour Ben Berman’s new collection of poems Figuring In The Figure, which he boldly delivers from the perspective of his multi-faceted role of being a new father, a husband, and a man. As any father will tell you, until the 21st Century, there has been little or no...

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5 Healthy Habits You Should Teach Your Kids Now

Though teaching your children healthy habits early in life is always better than trying to convince them to work toward breaking bad habits later, it’s never too late to encourage your kids to live healthier lifestyles! Establishing a routine for your kids can seem difficult at first, but once they’re used to...

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How To Care For Baby Teeth Early

Babies are born with all their teeth already present. They aren’t visible, but they’re in the jaw hidden by the gums. At about 6 months, your kid will start to grow their teeth in. By the time your child is three, they should have all 20 teeth present...

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Gaming And Kids: Guide For Parenting In The Digital Age

The biggest selling video games tend to be over the top in all regards. The graphics are breathtaking, the gaming worlds are enormous, and the gameplay is memorable. However, elements that many parents would find undesirable also tend to...

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How To Prepare Your Son Or Daughter For Their First Job Interview

Whether your child (and I use the term loosely) is applying for a first holiday job while at college, or their first proper career job, seeing them actually take an interest in paying their way in the world is one of those ‘rites of passage’ things that goes with becoming an adult...

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How To Make Money And Gain More Time With Your Kids

The sense of having only a limited amount of time causes many parents to work themselves out of a life. The truth is sometimes while you're making money, your attitude of too little time can actually suffocate your spirit. The 'Cats In The Cradle' song by Harry Chapin is the perfect example...

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First Time Dad 101: Preparing For Fatherhood

Being a daddy-to-be is one of the most beautiful times in any man’s life. Everyone’s experience with becoming a parent is unique and should be cherished every moment. When it comes to preparing for fatherhood, there really is no magic formula that fits all. What you can do though...

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Walking The Line As A Step-Dad

There is no doubt that being a step-father means you are slotting into a difficult role. The child in question is not your child - but after a time, they begin to feel like they are. You love them, care for them, consider their life choices and make decisions with them. They turn to you for advice and...

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First Steps Of Being A Stepfather

I met my stepson the day after Christmas, barely over a year ago. For the most part, I’ve become a pretty tough man, emotionally distant and guarded. Despite this, I was still nervous to meet the boy who would become a part of my family. When I met him he was just two months shy of three years old. I’ve always loved and wanted kids...

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The Stepfather Savior Complex

My family has a history of stepfathers. My dad was a stepfather to my oldest sister, my grandfather was a stepfather to my mother, and my grandmother’s father was a stepfather. In two of the above cases, this was because of parental abandonment. Their biological fathers left them at an age too young to remember. Fortunately, this was not the case with my own stepson...

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