April 29, 2022
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🏡 Is your adult child wanting to move back home? Here’s how you can set boundaries & responsibilities.
👀 There’s a difference between self-care vs. self-comfort, one of them can be a little selfish.
😓 If you’re grieving the death of a child, give yourself permission to grieve at your own pace.
😅 If you really don’t care for your in-laws, here are some tips to coexist.
🤳 Set technology boundaries in your family with ease using these 8 tips.
tips & tricks for growth
teach your teen healthy dating habits
When my wife and I thought our daughter was ready to date, our daughter was in panic mode before the first boy came to pick her up. She wasn’t worried about the boy; she was worried about me.
Dad, are you going to grill him and ask him a million questions?
No Sweetie. I’m just going to ask him one question.
Really Dad? Just one question? Wow!
Yup. “Where are WE going?”
Not funny, Dad.
The reality is that WE aren’t going anywhere. THEY are. How do you know if your teen has a healthy understanding of dating, how to get to know someone, and will exercise healthy dating habits?
You know your teen better than anybody. You can help them get the fundamentals of dating so that dating is a healthy part of their teenage years that helps prepare them for adulthood. Trust me, you’ve got this!
you can be the best dad for your daughter
FACT #1: There’s nothing like being the dad of a daughter.
FACT #2: To a daughter, there’s no one like her dad.
I’ll be honest: both times my wife and I were pregnant, I was hoping for a boy. I was an only child, and I had no idea how to navigate the world of tutus, dolls, fingernail polish, or Disney princesses. But after my first daughter was born, and even more so after my second, I can tell you I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
There is truly a special bond between a dad and daughter. It’s hard to explain. To know what I do—my presence, my attention, my support, my compassion for my daughters—will be carried with them through their entire lives is both a massively overwhelming mission and a wonderfully great privilege.
And if you were to look up the research on dads and daughters, you’d find a warm, affectionate relationship between the two does indeed help a young girl thrive and develop. Fathers leave a legacy with their daughters which positively informs their identity, confidence, body image, assertiveness, mental health, and problem-solving skills. Not to mention, being the first man in your daughter’s life, you are the one who teaches her the level of respect, love, and treatment she deserves from the opposite sex.
Fellow dads out there, we’ve got a mission.
what we’re lovin’
This week’s picks come from Reggie Madison, a husband, Dad of 7 (Yes, you read that right, he and his wife are wayyy outnumbered!), and the VP of Community Relations here at First Things First! Take a peek at his recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
📚 The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman– Parents still can influence their teens the most. The better you understand your teen, the better you can guide them into the next phase of their life.
💻 Covenant Eyes covenanteyes.com– Porn in marriage is having a tremendous effect on marital relationships. This site helps someone dealing with porn addiction. It’s also for the spouse, friend, friend or parent of someone with a porn addiction. It’s filled with information, accountability, and filtering to provide a well-rounded approach to addressing the issue.
🎾 Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort– I know this has been out a long time. It may not compare to PlayStation, XBox, or any other gaming system available. As far as family games go, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort is something more interactive that we can enjoy together regardless of our interest in sports or video games.
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