A secret deal on my book

My new book, co-authored with Marko, comes out next week. I’m very excited about it for two specific reasons. Parents of teenagers really need this book. The days of fighting or banning or trying to wall off kids from social media is over. Parents need to know how to help their child live a life that…… Continue reading A secret deal on my book

The Upside of Boredom

“I’m bored.”  Paul, age 8, says this roughly every 30 seconds. It’s not that he’s spoiled or overly entertained or more addicted to the internet than his parents. It’s that he’s 8 and 8 year olds bug their parents by saying they are bored even when they aren’t. (Paul said he was bored during the…… Continue reading The Upside of Boredom

Let them roar(ish)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBjKntYuUIk& We need to allow our kids to learn to roar. At eight and ten years old our oldest are flourishing in the elementary years. Half of their existence is in the pretend world of video games, fantasy books, and made-up games in the backyard. The other half is the real world where they help…… Continue reading Let them roar(ish)

Passing on a love of sports

My dad took me to lots of games at Notre Dame. Later in middle and high school it became more about football than the other sports. But I have lots of fond memories of spending time with my dad at Notre Dame basketball, hockey, and football games. I even remember a couple baseball and soccer…… Continue reading Passing on a love of sports

To keep them young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPSSJ6kyKJo& Jackson is 8 months old. He crawls around on the floor. He pulls himself up on things to stand up. He coos, squeals, grunts, and makes endless raspberries. He’s the perfect size for Megan (10) and Paul (8) to pick up and play with. He loves to cuddle with mom and dad. Eight months is one…… Continue reading To keep them young

Join the Sticky Faith book club

“Lord, make me a better dad.”  Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 This is my daily prayer. Literally, it is my prayer every day. Why? Because there have been times when I’ve not been a good dad. Here’s a painful reality that I’ve had to…… Continue reading Join the Sticky Faith book club