Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I joined this group right when I first joined AoM but I never was able to really get into the forum. I'm 25 years old married with 2 boys, 18 months and 2 months. I hope that I can gain some wisdom from the older family men in the group.

Views: 153

Replies to This Discussion

What's up, Neil. Looks like you got yourself a full house there. I bet the little ones are keeping you busy, and you're probably wondering when will be the next time you will be able to catch a much-needed nap... I'll let you know if I ever get one...

I'm a 37yo married man from NJ w/ two little ones. My daughter is 4yo and my son is 19mo.

Looking forward to getting to know you better.

Hello,

I am 42 with one adopted on (13) and several exchange sons I've hosted over the years including this year, a 16 year old from Switzerland.  Glad to talk with you anytime about anything on your mind.

Hey Neil. Read to your kids. Best advice to give to a young father. And it is never to early to start. Besides, it gives good elocution practice for work/hobbies/interacting with others.

This is one of the best sites on the Internet for talking with other men.

It seems that there is a trend toward men having children later in life. We are certainly more mature, and that helps in how we handle the balance of family, work, and hobbies.

Glad to have you. Ask anything. There is always someone to answer the request for info and advice. 

Hey Neil!
I'm 48 (til next week), have 3 kids - 18 y.o. boy, 15 y.o. girl and 12 y.o. girl - so it's pretty challenging at times dealing with basically 3 teenagers. I really had to learn how to transition my parenting from one of control to one of coaching. It feels like losing control, which isn't comfortable to me, but it's natural and necessary.
Rob

Hola!

29 for another two weeks, two boys, 4 and 16 months. Roughhouse and read. Get your kids involved with chores as early as possible. My 4-year old cleans his room, his toy room, gets diapers and supplies for the baby, including treats if we need him to, feeds the dog and the cat, helps Mom cook Sunday breakfast(family tradition is Omelettes on Sundays, he calls them "cheese eggies"), and is always looking to help out now wherever he can. He can't do much, but it quickly becomes a huge help.

Hi Neil -

Two grown kids here, and my wife and I adjusting to having adult children.

I would concur that reading is great!!  I read to my wife before children (to help her fall asleep at night) and then to our kids.  I might still read to my wife or everyone on request.  We were just at a tree-trimming party and the host read to those assembled (we all loved it!).

My son and I enjoy the Redwall series by Brian Jacques (though he's apparently a bit of a foodie and he descriptions of the little animals feasting on 'meadowfoam cream' and such always had the potential of sending us to the fridge for a late night snack!!).

Attachments:

RSS

Latest Activity

Pale Horse replied to Sir's discussion How politics destroys it
"Odd, I was talking about this today twice, two different venues and instances. Sorry man, it sucks. Sometimes it doesn't matter how polite you are. It's what happens when someone gets too wrapped up in identity politics, which isn't…"
18 minutes ago
Sean O' replied to Vendetta's discussion Men & Exercise
"I have been doing Brian Alsruhe's linear progression program (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcr-JtlmtVc&t=836s) with a few changes to address my weaknesses and work around my disabilities. After the weights for the events are announced I…"
44 minutes ago
Sir replied to David R.'s discussion Transgender Persons in the Military in the group The Great Debate
"I doubt you'll find a reliable answer on that:  it's too politically sensitive, so you'll get this: * Transgender suicide rates are high * Transgender persons have been know to suffer from [cause we would like the reader to blame…"
47 minutes ago
Sir posted a discussion

How politics destroys it

I don't have absolutely hard info on the first story, but it seems pretty strong.Maybe 5 years back I answered an FB post by a favorite niece who's a huge PP fan.  It was a polite and moderate answer, not directly opposed to her view but s leaning, but... niece exploded, saying I obviously hated all women and children.  My response was that we're family, you know me better than that, and we shouldn't let politics destroy such bonds.  She took down the post, thinking (I believed), wow, that got…See More
53 minutes ago
Clinton R. Ausmus replied to David R.'s discussion Transgender Persons in the Military in the group The Great Debate
"Do you have any idea why their suicide rate is so high?"
1 hour ago
Sir replied to Native Son's discussion Political and Personal Advice from Rome. in the group The Great Debate
"I don't understand you here. Clarify?"
1 hour ago
Sir replied to David R.'s discussion Transgender Persons in the Military in the group The Great Debate
"I think it's a good idea to care about your comrades at arms, especially those aspects of their lives they hold most dear. I don't like this change. Yes, transgender is a severe disability, but what if Trump instead banned the military…"
1 hour ago
Jack Bauer replied to David R.'s discussion Transgender Persons in the Military in the group The Great Debate
"This isn't about surgeries or showers, to my mind.  That's an argument for school locker rooms and healthcare bills.  Frankly, we ought to be screening out the severely mentally ill from military service, across the board. …"
1 hour ago

© 2017   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service