With the holiday season officially underway, we know that pressures mount during this time of year like none other. It’s the excessive demands and numerous expectations, needs, and schedules that push all of us past our normal capacity. This is the perfect setup for what I call, “relational collisions.” And yes, as a dad [...]
About Michelle Watson-CanfieldDr. Michelle Watson is a psychologist with a full-time clinical counseling practice in Portland, Ore. She is particularly passionate about counseling and mentoring teen girls and young women, which she has done for more than 35 years. Michelle is the author of the book Dad, Here’s What I Really Need From You, and a public speaker who addresses topics like body image, faith, healing, and relationships. She is the founder of The Abba Project, a ministry dedicated to strengthening father-daughter relationships. Learn more about Michelle by visiting her website, www.drmichellewatson.com.
I’m at the age where attending funerals is becoming more commonplace. And truly, there’s nothing like an end-of-life celebration to bring everything into perspective. I still recall attending a funeral for a dear friend’s husband where there was hardly a dry eye in the place as one of their sons shared stories about what [...]
I recently experienced something for the first time in my life: One of my videos went viral! Over 3.4 million people have viewed this 47-second clip. I shared about the importance of a dad dropping his anger…and it exploded! The clip came from a two-hour interview I did with my friend, Jim Ramos of [...]
The new school year is well underway, so this is a perfect time for you as a dad to join in adopting a growth mindset to strengthen and build the bond you have with your child. This translates to making a commitment over the next nine months of this school year to grow and [...]
I love my friend Jean. I have no doubt you’d love her if you met her. She’s 98 years old and she’s my mom’s BFF. One thing I appreciate about Jean is that she’s a survivor. She’s lived through the Depression and World Wars, as well as the tragic death of a daughter and [...]
You’ve no doubt had the moment, whether intentional or not, the words leave your mouth, and you wish you’d never said them. But you can’t take them back now. Yes, we’re all human and we speak or misspeak things we might later regret. And thankfully we can ask forgiveness and make amends. The two words [...]
It's not easy to talk about sex, but you need to be prepared. Here are 10 more do's and don'ts for talking to your child about sex.
Do you remember the nursery rhyme from when you were a kid about three blind mice? I haven’t actually thought about it in years or heard anyone cite it either. But as I’m looking at it today, I thought you might enjoy reminiscing with me: Three blind mice, three blind mice See how they [...]
It's not easy to talk about sex, but you need to be prepared. Here are 10 do's and don'ts for talking to your child about sex.
Dads often have a tough time connecting with their daughters. Dr. Watson-Canfield shares 3 secrets to remember for dads with daughters.