I’m Sure My Children Think I Have Special Powers

I have been a father for 23 years and over those years there have been times when I have wondered if my children think I have special powers to put everything right that may not be right in their lives. Truth is of course I don’t, not even close to it. I have, like so many other parents, been making it up over the last 23 years, and yes you have guessed it, I am still making it up on a daily basis. Parenting is a minefield and the problems are there constantly, they are just a different set of… [Read More]

Dreaming Big is Good

Teaching our children from an early age to dream and dream big is easily one of the most important life lessons and skills that as parents we should be teaching our children in my humble opinion. Teaching our children to dream about being the next best footballer, nuclear scientist, CEO of Google or to be a charity worker in some of the most troubled parts of the world. It is vital in my opinion so that they can reach their full potential in life and don’t end up selling themselves short, or have that feeling of if only I pushed… [Read More]

Do We Protect Our Daughters More Than Our Sons?

Being a dad I have often wondered if we instinctively protect our daughters more than we do our sons. Is it something that is inherited in us, possibly from our parents, that our daughters need looking after more? Is there more chance that harm can happen to our daughters than our sons in today’s world? Of course this is probably an outdated view that belongs in the 1950’s when women were considered fragile and timid. It was a completely different world then, but are we treating our daughters differently? To a large extent I guess we are. I am certainly… [Read More]

Why I think It’s Not Ok! To Argue In Front Of Your Children

The other day I read a post that was written by Carl who blogs at Dadtastic voyage called Why Arguing In Front Of Your Kids Isn’t Always A Bad Thing. First of all I loved the post and I think the argument he shows is valid and he makes some very important points about how your children should see that we can’t all get on all the time it’s the nature of the human being to disagree with others at different times, so total respect to Carl but I feel there is a big difference between arguing in front of… [Read More]

As A Parent We…

As a parent sometimes we get it right, sometimes we get wrong. Sometimes our judgement is wrong, as of course we can judge it just right. As a parent we sign up to help love and care for our children until they become adults and we are no longer needed on a daily basis. As a parent we argue and disagree with our children and then of course we have laughter and fun with them. As a parent we try our best to help our children achieve their dreams. Trying always to remember it’s their dreams they must follow not… [Read More]

Be A Better Son: 5 Ways To Prove You’re No.1

Much of the success you’ve achieved in life can be attributed to your parents. So, now that you are successful, it’s only natural that you want to give something back. Frankly, becoming a better son should be a priority for every modern man. Unfortunately, knowing how to achieve that goal can feel like a minefield. Until now. Do these five simple things, and those ‘#1 Son’ mugs sitting in your kitchen will start to feel genuine. Let’s get started. Credit Be A Better Sibling   All parents want their kids to get along with each other. So, maintaining a strong… [Read More]

Accepting Your Children Are Adults OMG! It’s Tough

There comes a time when you sit back and in the blink of an eye your children have become adults. It almost gives you a feeling of being redundant as a parent. Yes, you are in the background and there are possibly times when your adult children come to you for advice or help, but sadly those moments are very rare. Your children are adults and the decisions they make about their lives is theirs. You are no longer consulted or asked if it is the right thing to do. Of course that is the way it should be. We… [Read More]

Don’t Listen To So Called Parenting Experts: Do It Your Way

The internet, social media and blogging is full of advice about the right or wrong way to be a parent, of which the only useful tips you could write on a postage stamp. Being a father of five children I have long since given up listening or believing anything that is written about how to parent, simply because I follow my own instincts and will always go with my initial gut instinct because after 23 years of parenting I have come to the conclusion that my gut instinct will be invariably right. Although I would be the first to admit… [Read More]