Archive for October, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
When was the last time your children accused you of being out of touch? Perhaps an "El Nerdo Dad"? A better question might be, When was the last time they didn’t? Especially as they become teenagers, kids often consider it their duty to point out all the ways we need to change to keep pace with the culture, whether it’s how we talk, our ignorance about the latest technology, or our “fashion” statements.
Friday, October 5, 2007
In the mid-1990's, I was a dad of a teenage daughter and three other children under ten. Through my involvement in various fatherhood events in the Seattle area, I heard about the "Welcome To Fatherhood Party" from a dad named Griggs Irving. The idea came to him when his 32-year-old daughter was happily planning for a baby shower and his fatherly thoughts turned towards his son-in-law. What about Steve? He’s about to be a new dad. What could be done for him? he thought.