One of my favorite mantras is that the job of being a parent is being our kids best parent rather than their best friend. As strongly as I believe in that, I also believe we can be cool to our kids by doing things that support being their best parent. This may seems at odds, but truly it’s not.
#DadChat is never afraid to tackle the tough topics. We did DIVORCE two weeks ago and set a World Record for that chat! This Thursday, January 31 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET, we are taking on the pernicious problem of Teen Drug Abuse and the problem of Entitlement among our kids. If you don’t have a child that has abused drugs (or liquor), then you surely know one or many through your friends. It’s tragic. Adryenn Ashley (@Adryenn) is returning to help with this difficult discussion along with Peggy Harper Lee (@PeggyHarperLee).
Homework for this #DadChat is reading this column, Entitled.
Also, we are doing #DadChat LIVE from the Dad2.0Summit in Houston, where I’ll be speaking this coming weekend. I expect many attendees to join me in a round-table IRL discussion along with all of you in our amazing community, world-wide!