I wrestle with my boys, I encourage them when they show me their muscles, when they eat well I tell them they’ll grow big and strong like the hulk. Actions that, to some, are now deem inappropriate behavior for fathers raising sons. With the APA’s newest report Guidelines for Psychological Practice for Boys and Men, […]
Two steps forward and one step back; take advantage of the one step back.
I attended a firefighting conference this past weekend. During a portion of the keynote presentation, the speaker discussed values. He related values to a compass noting how our values direct the path in our lives and jobs just as a compass directs our physical path across terrain. As captivating as his lecture truly was, for […]
Authenticity of Redeeming Failure
I didn’t just pick a negative stereotype of parenting and try to revert it. I have a story that some people relate to and others that want to inquire about. So I created this platform. I’m not a family counselor, I have no education in therapy, I don’t consider myself a mentor; I’m really not […]
Divorce and Parenting: When my kids hold me accountable.
There are a lot of everyday experiences in my children’s life that I don’t get to regularly participate. Little landmarks that I don’t get to witness. Often when dealing with the sadness of this reality, I mentally lecture myself that this is all byproduct of divorce. Consequence of failed marriage when children are involved. More […]