3 Ways to Stay Away From Labeling Your Child

3 Ways to Stay Away From Labeling Your Child

Labeling a child is an easy thing to do. I recently asked on social media, “What label was put on you as a child that you still remember today?” My feed was quickly filled with labels like motor mouth, sissy, pesty, shy, drama queen, bossy,

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3 Steps of Having Empathy in Marriage

3 Steps of Having Empathy in Marriage

My daughter left to work at a summer camp just four days after her high school graduation. A couple of weeks later, my wife says to me, “I really miss her.” My knee-jerk relational reaction was to fix things for her by giving her thoughts

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4 Things You Can Do When Your Child Triggers You

4 Things You Can Do When Your Child Triggers You

It’s hard to learn how to stop getting angry at my child when my child triggers me. As dads, we’ve all been there. Your child triggers you and you react in regrettable ways. Your toddler throws a tantrum. Your reaction is too loud, which only

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How to Get Cheap Laughs With Your Kids

How to Get Cheap Laughs With Your Kids

I recently came across a photo of my sons and me, who were 3 and 6 at the time. Not pictured is our 1-year-old daughter. They are all now young adults. The photo is of me sitting on the sofa with my boys on each

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3 Easy Ways to Increase Your Wife’s Happiness

When we think about having empathy in marriage, many of us assume having empathy only involves emotions like anger, sadness, grief… But empathy has just as much to do with celebration. In other words, empathy isn’t just about the tough stuff in marriage; it’s about

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