"I'm currently one of 12 men out of 100 students training to become a Primary School Teacher in New Zealand (Elementary School in USA) and about 20 years older than the other students. It gets pretty tiring working with teenagers who think they…"
"Hi, Cullen. The Guys Read website is at http://guysread.com/ - it was started by Jon Scieszka, and we just run a lonely little outpost. It is after school, and the boys sign up. They pester me if we can't meet at our usual…"
"I am a middle school history teacher but my first year teaching was in a 3rd grade classroom. My kids were SHOCKED that some guy was their teacher. I agree Cullen I missed interaction with other guys and since moving into my true field three years…"
"I've been there! I do think the novelty of being one of the few male teachers in my elementary school has made me popular with the students, which helps me run my classroom a little more smoothly. I like your idea of a Guys Read group. As a…"
"That's awesome, Brian. I wish when I was younger my father would have showed me how to do these things rather than saying, "You can help by staying out of my way." Of course the things he did want my help with I had no interest in...…"
"When I was a nipper my father had me out in the shed , he restored vintage Buicks so I would be sanding timber frames or de nailing panels stripping rubber off running boards , there was always a task .
When I was a bit older I wanted a trail…"
"I agree with the perspective that it's not my kids who need to be out more. We, too are an active family. Dare I say most parents these days just aren't and naturally their kids aren't either. Best you can do is try to form…"
"It's strictly a seasonal issue in my house. I am happy to let my boys play video games when it's 10 degrees outside - I'm not taking them outdoors when it's that cold. During the fair weather months, however, they love the…"
"I find that kids who engross themselves with indoor activities have fathers who do not take them outside and play.... or haven't in a long time.
My daughter loves Disney movies, particurally the princesses. She would sit and watch flick after…"
"I take the kids fishing and innertubing in the summer. In the winter we go skating and tobogganing. Outdoor sports are good as well, but that's not going to happen in Georgia.
Funny you should bring this up. The other day I took my younger…"
There are groups on this site for fatherhood, but this one is specific for that special relationship that exists between fathers and sons. Feel free to discuss matters relating to your relationship with your boy, your pop, or a guy who filled either role for you.Enjoy and God bless!See More
Like a lot (a LOT) of kids his age, my seven-year-old son has discovered, and loves, the world of electronic games. His current great interest is Minecraft, previously Angry Birds - all well and good, and I don't mind that he plays stuff as long as it's appropriate, but he'll do it all day if we let him.So I work at getting him outdoors. This has actually been pretty easy to do in general. We camp pretty much year-round (we're in Georgia), he plays soccer, he's in Cub Scouts, we garden, and…See More
"They let Jews in, and the friend of your enemy is your enemy
The Pope had some not-nice things to say about them, so people following him won't like them
They don't let in women
Their architecture doesn't live up to their…"
"Emergency money, usually 3-9 months worth of living expenses, shouldn't be in an account that charges a fee to put cash in your hand, or that will mean taxes if you do that. There are penalty-free CDs (certificates of deposit) for this. Last I…"
"Generally there's nothing wrong with umbrellas. In the Pacific Northwest, where there's a steady drizzle for half of the year, you might catch a little flack from people who are used to shrugging off light rain, but other than that I…"
Hey guys,I have a few questions on investing and hopefully you can answer them. I am starting my first job and have just recently graduated from college. I am debt free, own a car (reliable) and making a salary of $65,000.Besides fully contributing into my companies 401k (7%) and getting it matched I would like to start a Roth IRA and possibly invest some into a mutual fund. I plan to basically use the mutual fund as my "emergency money" and let it sit only unless I need to get the money for…See More