Category Archives: Father Advice

When we do family game night in our household we usually go one of two directions. We either play a board game or we play card games.  Most of the time we gravitate to card games because my kids love playing card games.  While my oldest was in college it seems he learned a new card game every semester and he would come home and share that game with the family.   General Tips for Family Card Game Night One of the hardest challenges when playing cards with our family is the age gap between kids.  The older kids like more advanced card games that require a little more strategy while the youngest prefers to just have fun and not have to put much thought into the game.  When planning a family card game night consider the age of your kids and the card game you want to play.   For younger…

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I have gone through scouting with all three of my boys. Even though not all of them stuck with it I have enjoyed every moment.  I myself went all the way through Tiger scouts all the way to become an Eagle scout.  And through the years of scouting, the scout laws are etched in my life and my daily habits.  I feel I am a better person and a better father because of the Scout Laws.  Here are some ways to use the scout laws to help guide our children and help better themselves. A Scout is… Trustworthy When I was younger, I didn’t see the big deal with lying. I was just doing it to impress people or to hide the fact that I had no idea what I was doing. But as I got older (and hopefully wiser) I realized that lying just lead to telling more lies…

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“Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.” — Jack Baker. I am far from being a perfect dad. But through my many years of trial and error I have found some simple tips to help be a better father. Some of these don’t even apply just to fathers, if you are an influence in a child’s life these tips might be for you. Put your phone down Looking around at everyone in my family and the first thing I see is they are all staring down at their device. Whether it is a phone, tablet or TV, these distractions in our daily life are robbing us of precious face to face time.  On their own these devices provide us with tons of information and entertainment, but they open a door to addictive…

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For over twenty years I have been a father. I wanted to start this blog to help other fathers and those that are not fathers but looking for advice on how to raise and mentor the next generation. As a Christian I feel God has led me my entire life to be a father and a mentor. When I was a kid growing up I always knew I would have a big family. I have three boys that are mine and my wife and I have been fostering kids for over a year now. Through these experiences I feel I have a lot to offer others, both what to do and what not to do. My mom and dad raised five boys. I always respected my dad for not only how he raised us but just how he acted and mentored other kids throughout his life. I would love to…

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