• FUN ACTIVITIES FOR LONG-DISTANCE DADS TO DO WITH THEIR KIDS

    Written by Lance Green  Every dad wants to be there when their kid speaks for the first time or walks for the first time. Dads do not want to miss out on any other part of their growth but not all dads are lucky enough to be with their kids. Some dads only get to see their kids a few times a year during holidays or vacations.  Staying connected with your kid within the constraints caused by the distance may be very challenging at times. Your child misses you and will want to talk to you about anything that is bugging them, like a bully in class, after all dads are any child’s first…

  • HOW DO YOU BUILD STRONG FATHER-DAUGHTER & RELATIONSHIPS

    Written by Lance Green A strong father-daughter relationship is perhaps one of the most underrated reasons behind a successful woman. It is a consensus that mothers have much more to offer to their daughters than their fathers. This discourages fathers to actively pursue a relationship with their daughters. Also, the media paints a pitiful picture of father-daughter dynamics, the fathers are either completely cold or absent from the daughters’ lives or they are irrationally overprotective. There is no in-between and all these misconceptions fuel the belief that fathers don’t matter to their daughters.    Like for any relationship, there is no handbook or a step-by-step guide for developing a solid father-daughter…

  • TIPS TO COPE WITH BEING A STAY-AT-HOME DAD

    Written by Lance Green Slowly breaking the age-old stereotypes, dads deciding to be stay at home dads are ever on the rise. Statistics show that for the year 2018, approximately 190,000 married families had a stay-at-home dad.     With the changes in perceptions of gender roles and childcare, moms are not the only primary caregivers for the children. Being a parent is hard and being a stay-at-home parent is no walk in the park. With the sudden and drastic changes brought on by being a stay-at-home dad, most men tend to feel lost or overwhelmed. If you are a stay-at-home dad or are about to become one, read on to learn some…

  • HOW TO BE A GREAT DAD WHEN YOU DIDN’T HAVE A DAD

    Written by Lance Green When you take a closer look at that greatest ambition in your life you will discern the rooting of some of your biggest losses as a human. Remember one of the quotes by Anne Frank which said regret is stronger than gratitude? Though it might seem a little out of context, let’s dig into a different and deeper perspective of her words. For example, an impoverished man’s biggest dream would be to satiate all his necessities, besides a prosperous man would never really realise how well off he’s doing in life.    To sum it up, it would be wise to say that it is a man’s desideratum that…

  • TIPS FOR NEW DADS

    Written by Feba Maryann   So, the wait is finally over, your bundle of joy has arrived. Now what? This is exactly what we’ll be dealing with in this article.  Needless to say, dads had it much easier when gender roles were clearly defined and taking care of a child was solely the mother’s duty. But now we’ve thrown away all that misogyny and repression, and subsequently dads are expected to work hand in hand with moms in taking care of the child. So apart from breastfeeding dads can do everything else, like bathing, changing nappies, bottle feeding, sleeping.  That being said, biologically mothers are better equipped to be parents than…

  • WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION

    Written by Lance Green Your involvement in your child’s education ensures a successful and versatile growth of your child. In this article we’ll be looking into how you can effectively get involved to help accelerate your child’s learning process.    Why Should You Get Involved?  Studies show that children tend to perform academically better and be well-behaved when parents are involved in their education. Being involved shows that you think their education is important, this positively reinforces your child’s perception about education  When parents work together with the schools, children seem to get better grades, enrol for better courses and maintain a decent attendance record. Children also tend to be motivated…

  • WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO BECOME A GREAT DAD

    Written by Lance Green According to recent research, children who are positively involved with their dads perform better in school, exhibit better mental well-being, lower crime rates and ultimately attain higher levels of happiness. Spending time with your kids is vital to your child’s development and growth. With the average screen-time increasing, people find it difficult to spare time for family. Many dads are reluctant to spend time with their kids because of the generation gap and their inability to relate to the trends of the current generation. As a result, they miss out on the opportunity to bond and establish emotional intimacy with their children.  You need to be able…

  • WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BALANCING WORK AND YOUR FAMILY LIFE

    Written by Lance Green  Whenever the Broncos played on home ground, I used to tag along with my dad to watch my idol, Randy Gradishar in action. This was the only time we spoke, as my dad was a man of very few words. While players scored brilliant touchdowns, I used to make the most out of the very little bonding time I had with my father.  Most of us grew up in traditional households, where dads were the sole breadwinners of the family, and mums stayed at home to look after the house. As a result, I could never establish an emotional connection with my dad. My dad was…

  • JEALOUS OF THE ATTENTION YOUR WIFE GIVES YOUR BABY? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!

    Written by Lance Green  Do you feel like an outsider when you look at your baby’s bond with your spouse? Do you feel neglected? Do you feel like you never have alone time with your wife, that you’re in a never-ending cycle of nappy changes and sleepless nights?     Here’s some good news, this is normal and very common among new dads. However, most new dads refrain from talking about it because it’s a very touchy subject. Here are a few steps to help you preserve your love life and let your partner know how you’re feel.  Let Her Know How You Feel    The first six months are crucial for your child. Your…

  • LIFE SKILLS

    Written by Caroline Meyer Your child is like a sponge, constantly soaking up information from the time they are born. As they get older, they start learning from television, school, books, friends and family. But you, as their parent, are the most important teacher. From the beginning you are there for encouragement and support and therefore the most significant person for them to learn from Teaching these five skills to your child will help make a positive impact on their life.  Money skills: Teaching your child about money will help them develop a life skill that will come in handy in the future. Firstly, you can help them explore money,…