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 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]

5 Parenting Tips to Raise Your Child into a Better Human

It is a dream of all parents that their child becomes a better human being having all the traits required to live an honorable and respectful life. In this quest, some parents are able to find the mantra while others don’t even start from the beginning. And of course, there are those who are somehow able to do it just right. If you want to be among those who want to raise a family of great human beings, you have to take the right start while following some very simple tips. Here we will discuss 5 simple tips that can help you raise your ... [read more]

How To Be A Positive Role Model For Your Teenagers

Setting a good example for children goes so far beyond good manners and a tidy bedroom. As an adult and as a parent, you have a responsibility to show your teenagers good examples of the type of adult to become one day. Teenagers get a bad rep most of the time. There’s an awful lot that people have to say about the bad behavior of teenagers, but they don’t often talk about whether said teenagers had good role models in the first place. Children and teenagers copy the behavior that they are modelled; it’s why you hear researchers say that ... [read more]

The Must Have Gifts For Kids Aren’t Things… But Experiences

Think back, real hard. Do you remember every item in your toy box when you were 7 years old? Do you remember receiving each and every one of those plastic facsimiles of cartoon characters, games consoles or board games? Sure, you likely have one or two treasured memories of unboxing something you coveted for months or even years, but rarely will your most precious childhood memories be based around the acquisition of… stuff. Yet, in a capitalist society, we as parents are encouraged to measure our worth in terms of how much mass manufactured ... [read more]

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