Be you. Discover your dreams and chase them. Don't let anyone hold you back. All of these inspiring and motivating sentences are great, and I'm a big proponent of dream chasing and self improvement. But how do I figure out who I am to chase my dreams? Or better yet, as a father, how do … Continue reading The Weight and Responsibility of Defining Your Child’s Self
I want what I want and I want it now. Thanks to the Internet I can instantly look up the answer to table topic questions. I want my burger well done and on my plate as soon as my mouth starts watering, and I lean toward going to the farmers market rather than grow my … Continue reading Can Patience Be Taught?
A recent article in the New York Time's about Playborhoods has me thinking about many roles I play as a dad, and one that I am concerned about is being a "helicopter parent" a term used for the parent that can't let go of providing guidance to their child. The root cause of such helicoptering … Continue reading Oh No! I’m Afraid That I May Be a Helicopter Dad
My oldest is now almost a year from kindergarten, and his personality is in full swing. His stories are also becoming more and more elaborate. Like the time he told us that his school's gym was made out of candy and that they jumped in a pool of jelly beans. Or the continuous story that … Continue reading Jelly Bean Pools & Sitting Around Doing Nothing