Category: Parenting

September 17th, 2012

How to Not be "That Guy"

This post was published on goodmenproject.com here   You've seen him. He eagerly attends his kids' games (and unfortunately yours' as well) and suddenly fashions himself the Vince Lombardi of the grandstands. One minute in, he shakes his head and makes disapproving comments he pretends to keep under his breath. Overcome by his desire to […]


June 1st, 2012

The Themes of Dad's Playbook

If you're like most of us parents, you can use all the guidance and inspiration you can get on a daily basis. I'm always on the lookout for life lessons that can be applied to parenthood. When I find them, I'm compelled to share. Because, as I state clearly in my new book, Dad's Playbook: […]


May 31st, 2012

Seven Ways to Encourage Your Child

In celebration of the release of my book, Dad's Playbook: Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coaches of All Time (its main theme is encouragement), I offer thee seven ways to encourage your child! It's so easy to slip into the discouraging parental mode – they give us so many opportunities! That makes it all […]


February 17th, 2012

Helping Young Children with Transitions

We've all been there. You have someplace to go and your child doesn't want to leave. Welcome. The good news is: you have lots of choices of how to react. The bad news is: you have lots of choices of how to react. Hypothetically Speaking There's always bribery, tricking, yelling, grabbing, and racing (desperate times...) […]


February 15th, 2012

Applying Vygotsky's ZPD to Parenting

•Scaffolding Your Child's Whole Development• If you ever wake up and think, “Gosh, I just love how as a parent, society gives me no respect, gratitude or support.” And you wonder, “How can I get more of the same?” Well, you might decide to go into early childhood education! Should you decide to get an […]

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