How A Father Does It...

A father's perspective on raising children. Surviving from ages 6 to 18...

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kayti turned 7

My Kayti turned 7 on Friday, December 16, 2011.  We had a nice little get together and she had a ball.  Nintendo Wii Sports and Michael Jackson Experience ended the evening.

Kayti almost didn't make it to her birthday though.  She got in trouble on Thursday and got put on room arrest for most of the day.  I was more disappointed than angry but I let her make it up to me with good behavior.  She has an unimaginable source of energy that we are working feverishly to try and properly guide so that it becomes positive.

All in all, we had a pretty good time.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Disciplining Daddies...

Do you think there should be standards as to how a father disciplines his children?

Do you think that how a father disciplines his son should be different from how he disciplines his daughter?

What is the difference between disciplining your children and abusing them?

Has society skewed the concept of discipline so much that most parents (especially fathers) are at a loss as to how to discipline their children at all?

What is disciplining a child and when is it necessary?

I have a viewpoint on all of the above...

what say YOU?

Are There Any Real Fathers Left?

There are hundreds of blogs online about child care, child birth, child rearing and any other subjects about children.  These sites and blogs have an unlimited amount of information that can be very helpful in this sometimes daunting school for parents.  One of the things that I have noticed is that most of these sites are from the mother's perspective.

Nothing is wrong with a Mother's perspective at all.  It is very agreeable and most times detrimental to the truth seeker to take the advice of a mother in reference to her children.  Generally, it is she who will have been in "the trenches" with her babies and will have more insight as to how to "make it" when it comes to bringing up the little ones.

However, you can't discount the Father's perspective.  While society and the media haven't been to flattering about male roles in our children's lives, there are a very large number of fathers who are excellent examples and their wisdom is paramount to a complete and loving household for the next generation that will represent us, the future and the planet one day.

I would like to put these fathers on a pedestal for a minute.  I would like to share the insight that these fathers may have to offer and with that, hopefully, offer some assistance to the many parents out there who are struggling through those first years with that new life (or lives).

Stay tuned for more blogs and information about the struggles and joys of raising children...

From a Father's Perspective!
Me and my students

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This blog will follow Kayti and Aker as they represent KaLu from a lighter perspective...enjoy