Are Your Feelings Your Moral Guide? #DadChat

We live in a world that seems to be governed by “feelings.” The classic therapy question is, “How do you feel (about that)?” Well, SHOULD our feelings be our guide in life and decisions? THAT is this week’s Moral Question of the Week. Add your thoughts in the comment section, below…

The Ultimate Quest – Balancing #Work and #Family – with Darren Rowse aka @ProBlogger at #DadChat

Work Life Balance cartoon

This Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET we will take on that evergreen topic and contemporary struggle of HOW to balance work and family: Work-Life Balance. And, we’ve got Darren Rowse aka @ProBlogger to lead us in this important dialogue. Anyone EVER struggle with this issue?

I’ve regularly expressed that we ALL need tech time-outs. One of my suggestions to help with this problem is that families have a tech basket at the family dining table. At ANY meal, ALL devices go in the basket, turned OFF!

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Making a Living #Money #Work #Career #DadChat

Work-Life Balance

A recent study reflected a remarkable change in parents’ expectations for their children’s future. For the first time in memory, the majority of parents did NOT expect their children to exceed their parent’s fiscal success. And, in my opinion, this is the reality we are currently facing. I had it easier than my boys’ do and will. I was lucky. They may not be so lucky.

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Can a Banana be Politically Correct?

Banana - Sex Ed - KidsIt’s time our Moral Question of the Week took on something hard! The other day my wife threw out, what appeared to me, perfectly good bananas. She said because they were covered with brown spots she believed that they were no longer good. She said doctors say there’s too much sugar in them at that point. I always thought that the slightly brown-patched bananas were actually better and tastier. What do you think?

The Definitive Guide: How to Build a Successful Tweet Chat #Twitter #DadChat


We’ve all seen how ubiquitous hashtags have become and how everyone in media is using them. In #SocialMedia, it’s now the standard way of getting attention on Twitter and the Tweet Chat has grown to include over 1,000 regular chats. These are the contemporary equivalents of chat rooms, but much more specific. I started #DadChat 3 ½ years ago and it’s grown into one of the most successful on Twitter.

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#School, #Curriculum, #Kids, and How WE #Parents Fit at #DadChat

School Today

When I went to primary school way back in the B&W days of no remote control and transistor radios and rotary phones, my parents had little to do or worry about when I headed out the door. In fact, they had little to worry about after school as well because I rode my bike wherever I wanted as long as I got home before dark. Mom made sure I carried a dime “just in case” I needed to call home. It’s slightly different now!

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Relating to My Boys as Adults #DadChat

My son's first tattoo

Today I had lunch with my older son and dinner with my younger one. They are about to turn 18 and 21. Each meal was different because they are unique individuals but there was one similarity. Our interchanges were not a whole lot different than if I’d had a meal with a friend or peer. Amazing!

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