Recently I have been thinking about fatherhood, in terms of when your children are, well, no longer children. What do you see as the father's role and responsibilities in helping his young adult…Continue
"I have 3 kids - 13, 10 , 7. As a father my role is to show respect and caring for their mother, as an example on how my son should treat his wife and hopefully what my girls should expect from a husband. I hope I am displaying a strong work ethic,…"
"I have always believed, and have said so here from time to time, that the most important, the only thing a parent can truly give a child, is a good example. If you give your children a good example, you will have given them everything they…"
"Still trying to work through that issue.
I have a daughter headed off to college and a son who will be a senior next year. To say it has been hard is an understatement. Everyone tells you that you need to let go, to trust what…"
Recently I have been thinking about fatherhood, in terms of when your children are, well, no longer children. What do you see as the father's role and responsibilities in helping his young adult progeny? How should a father shift from more hands on and rule setting parenting to his new role as more of an adviser or guide to early adulthood?I think an interesting follow up to this discussing which should be a forum in its own right is, how and should the responsibilities and the treatment of…See More
"Just recalled a very short speech from a Tom Selleck movie. Quigley Down Under
(Speaking after winning a gunfight with a pistol) "I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." "
"As a middle-aged guy, I'm certainly not going to be one of the more attractive people in the room.
Though I can see myself saying something like that about other things, I understand you on that one."
"Yeah, says the person who is probably attractive. The issue is that those who are attractive do not even notice it. Those of use who are not see the preferential treatment, and are sad that it does not include us. I am guilty of it too -like all…"
"Either you didn't read or you didn't understand my post. I don't like to repeat myself but in this case I will.
I am AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MANDATING EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. It's a State Function, always has…"
"I would not call it being an asshole, Rick, just a tad assertive with the personality.
Hard to do, especially for introverts, or those with social anxiety. Also easy to overdo, then it is being an asshole."