There's no better way to relieve stress that with a good ole' fashion prank. Doing so with children absolves one from any wrongdoing 😉
The Father Apprentice Finds a Home: Familius Publishing
Familius Publishing will represent the publisher who brings The Father Apprentice to bookstores around the country.
The ‘Big Ask’, Featured on The Good Men Project
What's the best way to promote responsibility when your child has a big ask? Read on.
The Best Way to Manage a ‘Big Ask’ from your Child
Want to wear the pants when your kid has a 'big ask?' Here's how to best manage the situation.
The Lessons NFL Underdogs Can Teach Our Kids
Underdog NFL teams can teach us a lot, especially so when it comes to raising kids. Some perspective on last night's stunning game, Oakland versus the Broncos.
The Wrap-Around Holiday: The Easiest Way to Enjoy a Two-Week Vacation
It would be a shame for the kids not to see grandma and grandpa at Christmas; The other holidays during the year? Sacrifice them to extend your holiday. One week vacations are nice, no doubt about it, but the opportunity to disconnect for two entire weeks comes with benefits. First, this is not for families... Continue Reading →
Yellowtail Snappers and Sharks: A Tale about Full-Moon Fishing
A family fishing outing turned out to be the greatest experience for both father and son.
When it Comes to Pools, Don’t be a Paranoid Fool: Safeguards for Safety
Here are three rules to live by when you’re worried about kids and pools. The angst has to stop!
Participation-Award Syndrome and the Consequences of Entitlement
He got a trophy for showing up… is this the message we want to send to our kids? My son had great T-Ball coaches and I credit them for being patient and committed. They provided solid tips and even one of their parents (a grandfather) got involved in coaching the team. The three of them... Continue Reading →
The Most Important Thing to Do, Besides Reading to Your Kids
Playground time is equal in importance if your goal is to raise well-balanced kids. Not doing so makes everything else harder when it’s time for Kindergarten.
The Case of the First Wiggly-Tooth Meltdown: A Suggestion
Perhaps it was a vegetable that spurred the first wiggle. It could have been a piece of pepperoni from the pizza. There was a disturbance in the force, but it truly went off the rails when blood trickled down the side of my son’s lip. That’s not tomato sauce, I thought. Perhaps I missed something... Continue Reading →
When the Opportunity Arises, Shift Blame to a ‘Circumstance’
Published today on The Good Men Project, I invite fans of The Father Apprentice to check out the article I penned for them. It is titled: Pro Tip: When the Opportunity Arises, Shift Blame to a ‘Circumstance’ If you find the provided advice to be helpful, I'll hope you'll give it a like and share... Continue Reading →
FREEZE! A Poem about my Son, The Early Riser
He’s up, or so I think. It’s 6:00 am… do not stir, do not blink. If he hears me, he’ll be aware to my presence and will stomp downstairs and muddle in my early-morning affairs. . This is my time, I earned this! I went to bed at 8:30, so I hope it’s just a... Continue Reading →
Molding (Not Scolding) and Clay Figurines
https://youtu.be/tT-zkXeM7Cg Another outstanding project, compliments of Kiwi Crate. I have to hand it to this crafts company - every project is more unique than the next. The beauty of this one: it comes with the dry clay you can mold into the shape of figurines. Then, you use a disk shooter is used to try... Continue Reading →
The Best Show for Kids You’ve Never Heard Of
Who doesn’t love nerf guns? Who doesn’t love YouTube? Put them together, add two young kids as the stars, and you know what you have? A great show to watch with your son or daughter. I’m talking about Extreme Toys, a channel on YouTube that started back in 2015. Two brothers represent the main actors... Continue Reading →