A while ago I wrote about resilience and wrestling with questions about how I could help my children to develop resilience. Since I wrote that post I have been doing some reading. I generally don’t read much parenting advice because I don’t find it particularly helpful. Either I disagree with the recommendations or they are in direct opposition to the last piece of advice I read. Our kids are still alive so I think we are doing an ok job so far… [Read more…]
To start things off I would like to thank Joyce McFadden for her piece in the Huffington Post on this same topic.
I have two little girls and my wife and I have always referred to all of their body parts by their anatomical names with one early error that we need to correct. We taught them that their external genitalia is called a vagina, when we should have said vulva. This article has reminded me that I need to correct this. We read the Bare Naked Book by Kathy Stinson with them as toddlers to help them learn the names of their body parts.
Uncomfortable Talking About Sex
I know for many dads the topic of the sexuality of their little girls is an uncomfortable one. [Read more…]
My Fother’s Day banner! In addition to my banner I was given some great presents, lots of hugs and kisses and brunch. The best part though was listening to the excited chatter as they did their best to be quiet and let me sleep in…
Fatherhood vs. Being a Dad
My father had a little sculpture of a boy and his dad standing by a tree and “Any man can be a father, it takes a special man to be a Dad” was written on the base. I first became a father when I was a teenager to twins that we placed for adoption. Those kids are now 22 years old and I am not, nor have I ever been their dad. I know a little about who they are today. I also know that other than my biological role I have played no role in who they have become.
I became a Dad for the first time six and a half years ago and in a matter of months I will become a dad for the third time. [Read more…]