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 [...]
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.
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 [...]