Handling the Tween Stage of Life
Kids and Popularity
There is intense pressure on children to be popular at school or among friends. And yet popularity seems to evade many children, youth and teens. How can a father help his children see popularity in its true light and help them cope in a world where popularity seems so important?
Family Board Games tor Dads and Kids
Every dad wants quality time with his family and playing board games can be a great way to interact. Here are some board games that I recommend for a fun evening at home with the kids.
Top Ten Crafts for Tweens
About.com Family Crafts Guide Sherri Osborn has a list of some great and easy craft projects for tweens and their parents and friends to do.
Take Your Child on a Date
Spending one on one time with your children is one of the best ways to build memories and to build a positive relationship. Here are some tips for making these one on one "dates" fun and memorable, as well as some ideas for things to do together.
Weekend Breakfast Ideas for Dads and Kids
A father and children breakfast on a weekend morning can be a fun and memorable experience. Whether it is crepes, bacon and eggs, waffles, dutch oven or fun-shaped pancakes, weekend breakfasts can be great bonding times. So tie on an apron, stake out the kitchen and get the kids involved.
Geocaching - A New Sport for Families
Wikipedia describes geocaching as 'an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. About.com Child Parenting Guide Kimbarly Keith shares some great ways to get your kids involved in geocaching.
Helping Kids Dress Modestly
You only have to look around your local high school hallways or at a formal dance to see that there is more pressure on our kids to be immodest now than perhaps ever before. How can a dad help his children to dress modestly and respectfully, and where can dads find stylish yet modest clothing for their children?
Dealing with Crushes in Your Child’s Life
Your son or daughter confesses, directly or indirectly, that he or she has a crush on someone at school, at church or on the Internet. What attitudes should a caring dad have about crushes and what should he do if he is concerned?
Talking to Your Kids About Sex
Talking to your kids about sex can be one of the trickier assignments for fathers. When you do start the discussion? How much should you say? How can you have the discussion in the context of your family and personal values? Do you treat the issue differently with your son than your daughter? And how do you address the issues of responsible...
How Dads Should React When Their Children Start Middle School
As children grow up and leave elementary school for middle school, the role of their parents have to change too. Find out what a dad with new middle school children needs to know about this transition and how he can adapt and prepare for his role as a middle school father.