Enjoy the Now: Being Present With Your Children

Enjoy the Now: Being Present With Your Children

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. -from the Tao Te Ching, Stephen Mitchell translation One of the greatest gifts that a father can give… Read more

Roots of Moral Functioning Form Early, Depend on Child Rearing Practices

Roots of Moral Functioning Form Early, Depend on Child Rearing Practices

New research by a Notre Dame psychology professor indicates that emotional nurturing from, and attachment to, parents during a child’s early years result in higher intelligence, better mental health, and greater empathy. “Ever meet a kindergartener who seemed naturally compassionate and cared about others’ feelings? Who was cooperative and didn’t demand his own way? Chances… Read more

Call for Co-sleeping Essays

Are you a co-sleeper? You have the opportunity to be included in a new book, “Are You Co-sleeping? Me Too!”, by producing some short “feel good” essays to head 7 of the chapters. These essays should be written by parents who love or have loved bed-sharing with their babies or children. Read more

It’s Not Called Permissive Parenting

It’s Not Called Permissive Parenting

The world is full of followers, but you’re not one of them. – JL Glass I once attended a seminar taught by JL Glass (he’s a very funny, charismatic speaker), and he mentioned that he tells his kids that. It got me to thinking about all of the messages we give our children, both verbally… Read more

Co-Sleeping with Baby: Attachment Parenting for Dads

Co-Sleeping with Baby: Attachment Parenting for Dads

Co-sleeping is one of the cornerstones of attachment parenting, and also one of the most contentious. For those who practice it, it’s normal and healthy. For those who don’t, it’s dangerous and irresponsible. “You really let your baby sleep in the same bed with you? Isn’t that dangerous?” Before our first child was born, my… Read more

Natural Fathering: My Experience

Natural Fathering: My Experience

Natural fathering, to me, is about learning to live simply and naturally while raising a family in an increasingly hectic and competitive world, a world where all kinds of dubious substances are in our food and water and air. It’s about teaching our kids to stand up for their beliefs and to have principles that guide them.

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