Touch Your Wife (most read of 2013)

  • Touch your wife in front of your kids.
  • You know what I mean.
  • Keep it PG.
  • Don’t do something that will cause your kids to need counseling one day.
  • This was one of the most read posts from 2013. Thank you so much for reading!
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Turn Your Family Into A Musical

  • Blame it on Christmas music, all the Christmas shows on TV, NBC’s Live Sound of Music…okay, maybe not that. Everyone sings a little more this time of the year.
  • What if you spent a day, a meal, a car ride, or 15 minutes as if your family lived in a musical?
  • No talking. Only singing.
  • Have your conversations in song.
  • Make up songs.┬áChange the words to songs.
  • Limit it to one genre…maybe only country. Or let your family sing any style they want.

You Are Not A 19 Year Old Who Happens To Have A Kid

  • High school and college were awesome. But you’re not in high school or college anymore.
  • You’re a dad. You’re not as young as you used to be. Guess what? No one else is as young as they used to be.
  • It’s okay to grow up…and grow older.
  • Stop trying to act like you’re 19. People are talking about you.
  • Be an adult. It’s okay to act like one. Your kid needs you to do this.
  • Model for your kid how to grow up well…work hard, add value to others, practice self-control, have fun, be selfless, [insert your awesome adult characteristic here].

That Special Thing You Do With Your Kid

  • Have that special “thing” you do with each one of your kids.
  • Make the thing different for each kid.
  • It doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive.
  • It just needs to be between the two of you. That’s what makes it special.
  • For my 11 yr old daughter, our thing is BBQ.
  • For my 5 yr old son, our thing is Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Bulldogs football.
  • For my 2 yr old son, our thing is zerberts. He’s only 2.

What Do You Want Your Kid To Take From Your Family To Their Future Family?

  • With your wife, determine your family’s core values. May sound nerdy, but it matters.
  • What things do you want your family to be known for?
  • What do you want your kid to take from your family to their future family?
  • What attitudes and behaviors and habits do you fight for in your family?
  • What do you complain about concerning your kid? What you consistently complain about often shows what you really care about.
  • If you care…Our family’s core values are time, trust, respect, love, and laugh.