"We need to stay in tune with the world around us."
I think the single most useful thing to keep in mind is to not to let yourself get overwhelmed, take care of the important stuff first, worry about the smaller stuff later. When the world falls apart, and it will, the welfare of children comes first, anything else can wait.
This idea that two kids playing together has to be an event is altering the spontaneity of our children. It has become too formal, with set dates and times, rendering my son incapable of calling his friends because he feels awkward asking, especially when a grown-up answers.
Involved fatherhood is and should be considered completely normal. Yet, until very recently, involved dads have been alternately ignored or overly celebrated as doing something exceptional.
Fathers who do not work outside the home are twice as likely to lack a high school diploma as working fathers, at 22 percent