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Thursday, October 29, 2009

How I Handle Halloween

Let's start with some indisputable facts. Halloween has some nasty roots. The Druids were the original demonic necromancers. Every October 31, on the eve of their new year, the Druids led the ancient Celtics in a rousing tribute to Samhain, the Lord of the Dead. Their form of trick-or-treating literally opened the door to the occult and other hellish, ghoulish and deadly forces.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Youth Violence – What Fathers Can Do

The brutal murder of a 16-year-old boy in Chicago several weeks ago has brought youth violence to the headlines once again. Many leaders agree that this latest example is one more wake-up call for our nation to take action to combat some alarming trends, but in all of the talk, there are few viable solutions recommended.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lessons of a Big Brother and Mentor

A Dad’s Point-Of-View

One of the clichés about volunteerism is that "you get more than you give." In my case, it was true in ways and means I least expected. I’ve just become a Big Brother, again, to a 7-year-old boy and a mentor to a 23-year-old young man. As these relationships are new, I don’t yet know what lessons I will learn. But I know well the lessons I learned the first time around.

Friday, October 9, 2009

3 Tips for Understanding Your Wife

Do you fully appreciate the benefits your children's mother brings to their lives — and your life? It's no revelation that women are different from men in many ways. Often, those differences can be sources of conflict, and those differences involve much more than where one squeezes the toothpaste. Having children really brings these differences to the surface, whether it's how you approach discipline, household tasks for the kids, or your time commitment to work and family.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mental Map Fatherhood

Do you ever feel lost as a father? Does it seem like your idea of what should be happening … isn't? Maybe the path your child is taking or the level of success he is achieving doesn't quite match up with your timeline?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Simple Truths for Dads Facing Barriers

Although divorced dads may identify with this most easily, every dad faces relationship barriers of some kind, and all dads can benefit from being reminded about a few simple truths.

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