Father’s…a great idea for spending valuable quality time with your daughter is to take them on a date! It’s also a wonderful opportunity for you to demonstrate to her gentlemanly Godly character. Your goal is for you to be your daughter’s first date. In fact, you will need to take her on many dates before [...]
“Hi Bayleigh. This is your daddy. I love you.” I spoke with my nose pressed against my wife’s 5 month pregnant belly. I would continue on by speaking life over Bayleigh and telling her how much her mom and dad love her. This became my daily routine everyday when I arrived home after work. There [...]
One of our favorite family traditions involves food. In this particular tradition a lot of thought goes into it as well. Thought that involves planning, shopping, preparation, and finally participation from every member of the family (from beginning to the grand finale).
Usually this tradition is done on a weekend day since it takes time beyond [...]
An important parent/child relational element is active listening. This is a necessary parental communication technique that requires you to be attentive. I’m sure you have experienced being engrossed in reading, cooking, paying bills, watching TV, etc and your child wants to have a discussion with you. They begin by exuding passion on the topic, but [...]
Aina and I have an annual trip where we get out of town for the weekend together…no kids. We usually schedule this getaway around our anniversary in February. We’ve labeled this tradition as our “Vision Retreat”. The purpose of our “Vision Retreat” is twofold; to celebrate our anniversary and to discuss and agree on our [...]
I think the majority of families have at least one “Picky Eater”. You know, the one that sits there for over an hour refusing to eat one bite of broccoli no matter what motivational tactic you use. The more we push, the more the “Picky Eater” pulls away. If you have a “Picky Eater”, see [...]