One day I realised I was an angry dad. Something I never wanted to be. So I started BeingDads to work out how to be better dad.
If that question matters to you too, welcome.
Leaving work at work and really being there for your kids is no easy task. Over the years I've experimented with different approaches and found one that really works.
Routines are great for children, but if you don't know how they understand time, you could be setting yourself and them up for failure.
Much wisdom has been distilled into mental models. Many of which we apply to work, but rarely do we consider their help in parenting. Here's the best that you can start using straight away.
Most people search for answers, but answers always depend on the context. It's better to hunt out good questions. These are some of the best ones fathers can ask themselves and their kids.
They don't understand how much we want to know about their days, their dreams, their hopes and their friends, especially as they start to live their own lives. Here's how to get that precious insight into their changing lives.
How many dads have really thought hard about the future they want to create? About the relationships they want with their children, about the type of person they want to raise? Very few, for something so important. Here's a few of the best questions to get those precious answers for yourself.
How the traditional paths of masculinity hold us back in the deepest possible way and what we, as men, as fathers to boys and dads to daughters can do about it.
What principles do you parent by? Is your parenting style setting your kids up to have a harder life? Research shows there's a clear path to raising amazing human beings.
Disney's announcement to change the way they portray fathers came from the findings of a shockingly small study. Perhaps it's a sign of the times, but whatever's behind it, let's hope it helps us and our children as they turn you into a grandparent.
We started doing affirmations with our kids to boost their self-esteem and learnt some very valuable lessons along the way.
Raising your kids with rules or principles? Research shows one route holds the key to thriving family life and well-adjusted young people.
I've worked hard to be the best dad I can be, and won't ever stop. Here are the things that I'm working on right now and how I'm tackling them.
Our job is to raise well-adjusted amazing people. It's not their job to represent us, no matter how embarrassed we may get when they melt down in public. When that happens, it probably says more about you than you want to admit.
I think about this story regularly. One dad's mistake he regretted for the rest of his life. Don't make the same one.
If you see emotions, especially tantrums, as things to deal with, you need to read this. Emotions give you far more insights and opportunities than you realise.
We see more of other people's lives than ever before. Comparisons are very dangerous though, especially if they lead you to exert more control in your parenting.