Dad Teaching Moments

Opportunities dads have to teach their children

One of the biggest internal battles I have with myself when I’m deciding whether or not to grant permission for one of my kids to engage in some activity is whether I’m basing my decision on my love and concern for my child’s well being, or whether I’m afraid of […]

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This is what I’m talking about…(see previous post): http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/24-photos-will-restore-your-faith-humanity  

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Like most, I was sickened when I heard about the Connecticut school shootings, the Oregon mall shootings, and the stabbings in China last week.  My feelings then turned to anger and a desire to beat the perpetrators to a pulp, which was followed by a desire to hug my entire […]

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“7 Habits of Highly Successful People” author Stephen R. Covey passed away on July 16, 2012 at the age of 79. Covey’s success with the “7 Habits” book led to other best sellers as well as a successful career as a motivational speaker and leadership coach. He was once named […]

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I spent all of last week working at a 13 – 14 year old girls softball tournament. There were 74 teams that came from multiple states to play in tournament. 194 games were played and I had a chance to see bits and pieces of each one. I had a […]

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The Boston Herald’s Joe Fitzgerald published an article on Father’s Day about the words of wisdom from some of sports’ greatest dads.  Featured in the article are Red Auerbach and the dads of Wade Boggs, Bobby Orr, and John Hannah. Here’s the link:  Dad is great! What’s the best sports […]

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This week I sat through a two graduation/promotion ceremonies. My second to youngest finished 8th grade and the school had a ceremony to honor the students as they enter high school. My youngest finished 5th grade and is on her way to 6th grade at the middle school. Her school […]

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We had a debate at church yesterday about what is the best advice a father can give a child. There were a lot of opinions and each is probably right for the children of those who share their ideas. I’d like to share the best advice I never received. I […]

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I often sing the Bill Cosby song that inspires this blog…”Dad is great!  He gives us chocolate cake.”   But many years ago I was trying to encourage my kids to appreciate their mother more.  Being a fantastic cook, I added my own line to Mr. Cosby’s song as a tribute […]

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One of the all-time great stand up comedy routines is “Bill Cosby: Himself.”   There is not a dull moment in his sketch as he covers a variety of topics, including drugs, dentists, and children. As a father of four children,  I especially enjoy the part about serving his children […]

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