Tag Archives: Quality Time

Tip #37: Big Fun v. Little Fun

By: Peter Sessum I admit, I was sucked in by the Tweet, “When Kids Have Chores, I End Up Doing Work.” I was intrigued. But mostly, I was confused. How can you do the work if it is your kid … Continue reading

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Tip #35: Before the Baby Comes, Stop and Enjoy the View

When you talk to someone about surfing, it is always about riding the wave. How it breaks, shooting the curls, hanging ten and all that. Rarely do people talk about the view while sitting out in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Tip #34: Extreme Parenting, Bad for You, Bad for Baby

The recent Time magazine cover and article has brought breast feeding and extreme parenting into the national discussion. (The dad’s perspective is noticeably absent.) My advice, especially for dads, is not to get distracted by the sensational and focus on … Continue reading

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Tip #25:Your Kids Are a Descendant of You Not an Extension of You

You see extreme examples of this on reality shows. Parents trying to live through their kids. No matter what success your child has in life, it will never be your success. Their failure, however, may completely be your failure. You … Continue reading

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Tip #24: Win The Bedtime Battle

This will drive parents crazy. Getting a kid into bed is easy; having a kid stay in bed can be a challenge. This is where being the Alpha in the family will be put to good use, or be tested. … Continue reading

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Tip #19: Teach Your Kid What You Know

Best thing a dad can do is get out of the whole gender roles argument. Spending time with your kid is what is important. So teach your kid what you know and you will always have quality time together. In … Continue reading

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Tip #16: TV is Entertainment, Not a Babysitter

The pretty pictures on the television will mesmerize a child, but that is no reason to park your kid in front of the screen and walk away. Even with educational shows or videos, leaving a child unattended in front of … Continue reading

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