The Wrap-Around Holiday: The Easiest Way to Enjoy a Two-Week Vacation

It would be a shame for the kids not to see grandma and grandpa at Christmas; The other holidays during the year? Sacrifice them to extend your holiday. One week vacations are nice, no doubt about it, but the opportunity to disconnect for two entire weeks comes with benefits. First, this is not for families... Continue Reading →

Participation-Award Syndrome and the Consequences of Entitlement

He got a trophy for showing up… is this the message we want to send to our kids? My son had great T-Ball coaches and I credit them for being patient and committed. They provided solid tips and even one of their parents (a grandfather) got involved in coaching the team. The three of them... Continue Reading →

The Case of the First Wiggly-Tooth Meltdown: A Suggestion

Perhaps it was a vegetable that spurred the first wiggle. It could have been a piece of pepperoni from the pizza. There was a disturbance in the force, but it truly went off the rails when blood trickled down the side of my son’s lip. That’s not tomato sauce, I thought. Perhaps I missed something... Continue Reading →

When the Opportunity Arises, Shift Blame to a ‘Circumstance’

Published today on The Good Men Project, I invite fans of The Father Apprentice to check out the article I penned for them. It is titled: Pro Tip: When the Opportunity Arises, Shift Blame to a ‘Circumstance’ If you find the provided advice to be helpful, I'll hope you'll give it a like and share... Continue Reading →

Molding (Not Scolding) and Clay Figurines

https://youtu.be/tT-zkXeM7Cg Another outstanding project, compliments of Kiwi Crate. I have to hand it to this crafts company - every project is more unique than the next. The beauty of this one: it comes with the dry clay you can mold into the shape of figurines. Then, you use a disk shooter is used to try... Continue Reading →

The Best Show for Kids You’ve Never Heard Of

Who doesn’t love nerf guns? Who doesn’t love YouTube? Put them together, add two young kids as the stars, and you know what you have? A great show to watch with your son or daughter. I’m talking about Extreme Toys, a channel on YouTube that started back in 2015. Two brothers represent the main actors... Continue Reading →

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