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Teaching Gratitude and Reflection Over the Holidays

We try every year to push the lesson that ‘it’s better to give than receive’ and force them to say please and thank you, but lecturing isn’t the way we’re going to see results. Slowing down in a situation and taking in what’s going on and how we feel in the moment. Getting an awesome new gift makes everyone feel great, but it takes a moment of reflection to see how other people feel at the same time. Gratitude needs reflection and reflection usually comes  ...

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32 Life Lessons From a Dad

As I sat in the bath, thinking about how fleeting life is, trying to concentrate on the book I haven’t really been enjoying, my mind wandered and landed on a few things that make perfect sense. In fact, they’re so simple that it’s a bit crazy to not do them, starting right  ...

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Sometimes Dads just need to talk

Brace yourself, Father’s Day gift lists are coming (I’ve been working on one for months), but I want to briefly touch on mental health, specifically in fathers. In many cases, Fatherhood is incredibly isolating. The pressure to be a ‘good Dad’ and supportive husband  ...

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