Every time you do something you need to think about what you are doing.
Are you searching for ways to foster happiness and love within your family unit?
Traditionally, men struggle to form close bonds with their children – particularly their sons.
You have the ability to shape their lives positively and set an example for them to follow.
Being a dad is a full-time job on its own. Today, dads spend three times as much time with their kids…
Children who have an involved father, step-father, or another father figure in their lives tend to be happier, healthier, and more successful.
Things may not have gone back to normal, but this time is great for quality time with family including your children. Besides watching a movie or TV together, here are some fun and creative ways to spend time with your kid.
As a father, it’s your job to help your child navigate the waters of life. While you want them to reach independence as they grow older, they can’t get there without your help
Parenting has changed; despite the fact that mothers do still tend to be the primary caregivers to children, dads now spend three times as much time with them as in previous generations.
You can get through the first few days on pure excitement and adrenaline. After a couple of weeks though, reality starts to sink in. You may wonder if you’re ever going to get a decent night of sleep again, or to even have a single moment to yourself. There is a light at the end of the tunnel though.
Whether you have children or not, having an emergency plan in place is so important for each and every household.
Fatherhood is a blessing, a responsibility and something every man is 100% capable of doing – at least as well as any mom.
Why a Parent’s Self-Esteem is So Important
When I Realized It Was Okay to Be a Dad and Stopped Trying to Be a Mom It was 1997 and it was time for me to figure out how to take charge of this unimaginable situation I was in. I was the primary – correction, sole and […]
Job seeking has changed a lot over the past few years. Gone are the days of waiting for the Sunday newspaper to scour the job section for new opportunities.
Actor, Josh Temple talks with Matt about fatherhood, how dads can get support during hard times, the spiritual journey Matt went through to raise his 5 kids as a single dad, and the heating system.
It’s easy to just stay in one place but you sometimes have to get out, travel and meet people to be successful.
In this podcast, I talk about why you only need to surround yourself with positive people that give you love and are successful. And once you do this, you’ll attract people who will help and support you, and your life will change significantly.
In this podcast, we have a dad calling in who is suffering from PTSD while going through a divorce. Not an easy scenario, but can he get full custody and keep a good relationship with his kids?
In this podcast, I am talking with a dad who is going through some rough time. We talk about how to stay – can we stay? – A good father when our kids challenge us greatly. And what’s the take home message? The love of a child by a father can transcend everything.
A message to men going through a divorce: Start treating your wife better now than you treated her when you were together. You have to start thinking smart and that is the thing you have to do to win your divorce.
Because they have learned to love others more than themselves. In this podcast I discuss why dating a single parent is the best thing you can wish for and why having a child is not negative but something you should be proud of.
I can remember back to when I was 5 years old and I would sit with my mom and 7 year older brother in front of the big living room window looking out into the night. Sometimes we would watch the lightning storms, counting the seconds to the next thunder clap.
I surprised my adult daughter for her birthday by showing up at a party she was having. Is it a coincidence that the only two people in the room that weren’t drinking were me and my daughter’s boyfriend? It was obvious there was more to this than just luck.
I check my email multiple times an hour and my typical reply time is less than 30 minutes – unless I am very indisposed. When I ran my company, I had a communication rule that said every email had to be responded to within 4 hours – or else. So it came as a big surprise to me…
Over the past few years I have taken hundreds of selfies and posted them all over my social media. The discussion about the narcissistic nature of folks who take selfies has made its way out of the psychiatric community and is now somewhat commonplace. And therefore, I have been called…
Going through a divorce can be one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can have. For men in particular, there is little support available and many men feel emasculated if they seek help. I had no one that I could ask for guidance, and I didn’t even know where to look.
Imagine if we could travel back in time. Thinking back to troubled periods in my life, I recall having daily thoughts of wanting to travel back in time. So let’s say I could go back in time and relive only one day. What day would it be and what would I do differently?
I now realize the decisions I was making when I was in college would actually set in motion much of the course my life would take. I am desperate for my kids to make smarter decisions than I did and so I frequently give them fatherly advice about the decisions they are making…
We met at Steve’s New Jersey suburban home. It’s about 20 minutes from where the New York Giants play in East Rutherford, New Jersey. I got there when Steve was driving up with his wife and family in his big SUV. I immediately had a flashback to about 20 years ago…
My 5 children are now all over 20 years old. All 5 have gone through the anxiety of applying to colleges and the apprehension of waiting to receive an acceptance and financial award. All 6 went to one of the best public schools in the country; known for its placement of students in top colleges.
I remember looking at them back then and imagining a future when all of them had graduated from college. They would all be on their own, financially independent, married and with children. I thought of them scattered across the country…
I grew up in the New Jersey suburbs with typical boyish aspirations of being a football player, astronaut, fireman or Olympian. I didn’t consider growing up to be a leader. But it happened somehow… So here’s why I lead:
I was determined to follow a different path and not allow history to repeat itself – for the third time. I had 13 years and a lot more life experience under my belt, which gave me the strength and wisdom to develop these 10 habits to direct me to happiness and success after divorce:
It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed since they were married last December in Israel. I recall sitting on the 10 hour flight reminiscing about what happened over the past 19 years of caring for her and her 4 siblings as a single and sole parent.
I have spent the last 19 years raising my kids by myself, which has taught me more than I could ever possibly write about what is really important. So in the holiday spirit, I share the 12 things I wish for this coming year.
If your son or daughter came to you, enraged at a group of people based on their ethnicities, ideologies, or religious beliefs and you sensed he or she might commit an act of violence – how would you try to calm him or her down?
Thoughts about football quickly left my mind when the game opened up with a tribute and moment of silence to an 18 year old Patriots fan. Ezra Schwartz, who had been shot overseas in another act of terrorism, could be seen on the big screen, smiling ear to ear, in his Patriots jersey.
After taking a few shots of the lake and surrounding area, we walked up to the sculpture. Within 30 seconds of looking at the sculpture, I noticed the letters on the northern side of the statute were not random at all. In fact they clearly spell out the following hateful phrases…
I had gone through the divorce from hell but I still hoped to find that elusive and special woman that I could spend the rest of my life with. I hadn’t dated in over twelve years, but with a lot more life experience and little more confidence, I thought I would have a relatively easy time at it.
There is so much hate, distrust, and lack of ingenuity in this gun violence debate with each side saying, “It’s my way or the highway.” Unfortunately politics doesn’t work that way, life doesn’t work that way and problems aren’t solved that way.
It was late 1996 and my marriage and family life I dreamt of was ending. My wife of 8 years and mother of our 5 small children was gone. The emotional strain of it all caused me to let myself go and I weighed on the wrong side of 300lbs. I felt undesirable, and I feared I may be alone forever.
In this video interview with Eddie Geller, CEO and Co-Founder of Tinybeans, and father of 4 boys, we discuss how his new revolutionary app addresses safety concerns and other shortcomings with the sharing of family photos.
When I was little boy growing up in the New Jersey suburbs, my idea of a what it took to be a man was formed by the stereotypes I watched in the movies and on TV. I wanted to be a combination of Dirty Harry, James Bond (Sean Connery only) and the Fonz.
I was hoping the movie would portray a single-dad positively and break the stereotype that men are unemotional, materialistic and unable to parent effectively by themselves. Unfortunately, the dad was portrayed as clueless and was so level-headed he seemed to be devoid of all emotion.
It was late 1996 and my marriage and family life I dreamt of was ending. My wife of 8 years and mother of our 5 small children was gone. Our children had borne the brunt of this. The next few years of my life were filled with court dates, forensic accountants and custody evaluators.
When I became the sole and single parent of my 5 children, my 3 little girls were ages 18 months, 4 and 8 years old. Obviously dating was not an issue to be dealt with at that time but my thoughts of what the future would hold in that area weighed heavily on my mind. I know most dads (and moms) think about these things often.