Ready for a family road trip? In this post, Jay Payleitner shares 27 things to do on your next family road trip.
About Jay PayleitnerJay Payleitner, national speaker and best-selling author of 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, What If God Wrote Your Bucket List?, The Prayer of Agur, and more than 25 other books. Find out more at jaypayleitner.com.
Do you know how to be your kid's hero? Jay Payleitner shares how to be the dad behind the scenes so well your kids will say, "My dad is my hero."
Romance is a daily goal. Sex is not. As a matter of fact, couples should intentionally share romantic words and gestures that don’t lead to the bedroom. It’s a good practice for the forever relationship of married life. Here’s the big idea. On one particular day in the not-too-distant future, sex will not be [...]
There are a ton of things you take for granted that would be empowering to a ten-year-old son or daughter. That includes stuff you learned so long ago that you don’t even know you know. Here are several ideas for how to connect with your kids through daily life. […]
Dear Valentine’s Day Dad: Consider yourself warned. Don’t miss this special day. Don’t go overboard. Find a nice middle ground. And for heaven’s sake get all shopping and ordering out of the way a week before February 14. Here are your Valentine’s Day Instructions for Dads. […]
When your four-year-old proudly presents you with a drawing of what looks like a baboon wearing a babushka boiling boomerangs on a beach, you have two choices. You can (1) crush their creative spirit. Or you can (2) catapult them into a world of imagination and innovation that will serve [...]
Every time your teenager walks into the room you have two choices. You can let them know you are glad to see them. Or you can wonder what nastiness they have been up to and pick a fight. If your body language is welcoming, if your smile is sincere, and [...]
Hey Husbands and Fathers: Generations ago, the boundaries were clear. He was the breadwinner. She was the homemaker. In many ways, it’s a good thing those boundaries are not quite so clear anymore. Both sides have taken on and given up a variety of responsibilities which means husbands and wives [...]
Dad, here’s a sneaky reason not to miss Back-to-School Night. Sure, you’ve been there and done that. It can seem like the same old blah, blah, blah. But you really should meet your children’s teachers. And you really should sit in their tiny desks, experience this part of their world, [...]
Men, what if your kid asked you, “At night when there are no stars, where do they go?” As a brilliant, educated, and thoughtful dad you could instantly respond, “They are hidden by clouds.” Well done! The question is answered. The kids are satisfied. And you can get back to [...]