Why Won’t My Teenager Get Out of Bed on Time?

As a dad, one of the most trying tasks of parenthood can be getting your kids to go to sleep and then getting them out of bed in the morning. Teenagers are a challenge when it comes to sleep. They usually don’t want to get off their digital devices at night and can get crabby when you try and roust them for school. So, why won’t your teenager get up on time? Your Teenager is Hard-Wired to Hassle You Neuroscientists Dr. Sarah Blakemore did a fascinating TED Talk on teen brains and says your teenager finds it difficult to take direction from ... [read more]

4 Great Ways in Prepping a Family Camping Trip

Family always comes first. Your spouse, children, even your mom and dad — these are the ones who matter most. Make every effort to keep them close, in your heart if not in proximity. What’s a fantastic way to get the family together? You can take them to the movies, treat them to a nice restaurant, or hold a family barbeque every weekend. Another great idea is to take them on a camping trip. Time together away from all the hubbub of the city can bring each of you closer together. Even if none of you have any survival experience, you can ... [read more]

4 Things I Miss About Having Little Babies Around

My oldest two kids have graduated from high school and my youngest is in her last year of middle school. Lately, I’ve been telling anyone who have little babies to please cherish them. Like seriously, I’m that dude that’s always giving parental advice to the young dads I work with. While doing some cleaning in my office, I ran across a couple of boxes that had several pictures. They were pictures dating back to when they were babies and wasn’t even walking yet. Honestly, moments like that gets you a little emotional and have me reminiscing ... [read more]

How Screen Recording Can Be Useful for Dads

At first glance screen recording may not seem like it has anything specific to offer your average dad. Sure it can be used to create things like how-to guides – but considering you’re probably busy juggling work, kids, and household responsibilities, the idea of creating video guides likely isn’t a priority. What you should realize however is that screen recording allows you to do more than just create how-to guides – it allows you to record the contents of your screen. That simple fact opens up a number of possibilities that could be very ... [read more]

4 Tips When Traveling with Children in the Car

When you are travelling with youngsters in the car, the journey can be quite eventful if they are not kept occupied and comfortable.  Children can be hard to please therefore the slightest bit of discomfort can make them very vocal or disruptive and it can make it very difficult for the driver to concentrate.  There are many ways to keep your children occupied however here are a few tips. Entertainment Children in a car without entertainment can be very disruptive and there are simple ways to overcome this.  If they have an iPad or ... [read more]

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