In his book, Manhood in the Making, anthropologist David Gilmore claimed that “Manhood is the defeat of childhood narcissism.” In other words, you become a man when you can think beyond yourself to see the needs/desires of others. I love kids but any parent/caregiver will be the first to tell you that children often focus … More Manhood Monday #7: The Self problem
A few days ago, my three-year-old son wanted something very badly and I told him no. His reaction was simply “okay Daddy” and he went on with his life. His controlled reaction impressed me and I realized that he reacted this way because he had heard the word “no” many times previously in his short … More Why saying “NO” to our kids is a good thing.
My family and I will be traveling for the next few weeks so I won’t be posting my weekly posts. Feel free to (re)read previous posts in the meantime. If you’re traveling…. safe journeys to you. JP ROBINSON
Previous posts have focused a lot on male leadership and decision-making. But what happens when your big ideas explode in your face? When those counting on you get let down?When disappointment strikes it’s important to take the following steps: … More Manhood Monday #6: Dealing with Disappointment
Date night doesn’t always have to be dinner. Ever think of going ziplining instead? Or maybe send the kids to bed early and whip out the Scrabble board? Hide and seek minus the clothes? 🙂 … More Together Tuesday #5: Play together
So the other day I turned on my phone and saw that T-mobile sent me a free pizza, thanking me for being their client. Hey-I was happy. Family dinner was served! The point is, they were showing their gratitude my business (and making a smart marketing pitch). There’s something about human beings that loves being … More Manhood Monday #5: Gratitude Counts
There’s nothing as important as a father. As we approach Father’s Day weekend, I wanted to identify six traits that the best father’s show on a daily basis. This is what I saw expressed in my dad’s life and what I try to show my children. Hopefully it’ll inspire other men to raise the standard … More Become the world’s best F-A-T-H-E-R.
Before you know it, the cute couple who stared lovingly into each others eyes for hours on end has been transformed into a diabolical duo who glare, shout and point accusing fingers at each other.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. … More Together Tuesday #4: “Love is blind but marriage is…?”