One of my favorite sayings about being a parent is that you must be your kid’s best parent, not their best friend. Far too many parents are concerned about being their kid’s buddy, being liked by their kids, and by their friends. Sure, it’s cool to be in the good graces of our children, but that is NOT our job. Our job is to educate, raise, and equip our children to live good and productive lives. Our job is not to be their entertainment director and master of good times.
Traveling in 3rd World countries CAN be scary as this little incident portrays. I kept my camera out of sight for good reasons, but imagine what was going on and imagine if this is the “state” you lived in every day?
We often hear the expression Work/Life Balance. I prefer Work/Family Balance because we are all in some sort of family and that is the struggle and challenge we all face these days. Let’s look at what we can and cannot do to ease this conundrum. And, let’s look at it with #DadChat friend Kimunya Mugo from Kenya – LIVE from Kenya – on Thursday, March 6 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET. Lead by Choice is Kimunya’s blog.
I’m wading into dangerous waters with this column, but has that ever stopped me? This column is based on a very scientific study that I’ve conducted by observing the lives and behavior of four of my single friends; two men and two women. Of course this “study” is accurate but it may have a plus or minus error factor of 3%.
I wrote 25 columns for 12Most.com – a wonderful “list” site – so I got accustomed to writing in the 12-list format. A friend of mine recently asked me to give him a list of tips to share with his son’s class in middle school. They were learning about blogging (this is a class now?) and this is what I came up with:
I’ve been doing the Super-Pipe for quite a few years. This is my most recent effort and I’m getting a bit more “air” – not bad for an old guy!