Awareness is the topic for this fourth week of the DadsHeroChallenge. What are dads to be aware of? One important point of realization is that first time exposure to pornography is now happening at an average age of 9-yrs old. Where you aware of that?
One dad "retired" from some of his hobbies and other outside activities, including golf, to get ...read on
Involvement is the topic for this third week of the DadsHeroChallenge. Being there, being present and accounted for, is the key for this dimension of the fathering role. Being present physically is at an all-time high for many as travel schedules have been scaled back and employers encourage working from home. But what is there to be involved with when the kids’ activities have been cancelled as well?
Consistency is the topic for this second week of the DadsHeroChallenge. One of the wake-up calls over the past number of months has been my consistency in certain areas of life and the lack thereof in other areas. I was consistent with going to work and navigating through the busy-ness of the day but inconsistent with investing time well in family. This time has opened my eyes to right priorities, to be more consistent in the right stuff.
The wife of Rick Husband, commander of the Columbia Space Shuttle, had this to say about her husband ...read on
If you enjoy giving and getting hugs, the last several months have been pretty tough on you. If you are not a touchy-feely guy, you may see this as a time of reckoning for all those huggers out there. But do not discount the power of touch. A UCLA study years ago showed that kids and adults need eight to ten touches a day for good emotional health. As dads, we need to hug our daughters and sons early and often each day.