It never ceases to amaze me how many parents think that discipline is the equivalent of yelling when there are all sorts of other, better ways to discipline your children. I find that while raising your voice sometimes has its place, it’s amazing how much more effective it is to use a calm and collected stern teaching.
One of the hardest decisions to make as a family — as a parent in particular — is how you’re going to manage family activities, especially in the case where the husband has a demanding career and is pursuing professional success.
Dear wives and mothers, here’s a way to help the men in your life to have humble confidence at the grocery store. No, really. And chances are, it won’t take you any extra time.
One of the lessons I’ve learned in my own marriage and family over the last few years is finding joy and learning to love what those I love love.
My recent Mr. Mom Weekend was one of the most productive I’ve had in quite a while. How can this be? I think it’s part of living an integrated life. Here’s a bit behind the numbers (with an infographic).
A one-line email from my 11-year-old son inspired this case study in what it means to live an integrated life and have work life balance in a whole new way.
Here’s my strategy for making a week at Disney a chance for being present and appreciating time with my family.
Who knew the battle of the Christmas lights would give me a pile of lessons learned?
As I’ve become more “successful”, I have had to learn to use the resources I have for the benefit of my family. I have had to learn how to be a good steward of what I have been given, and sometimes I have to face the fact that it’s different for me than it is for others. At the heard of it, good stewardship is about more than saving.
You can parent, discipline, coach, and teach, but sometimes it won’t get through. Sometimes, you have to show up, and that’s what matters most. It comes down to being present in the most literal sense.