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…"
I read your reply with interest. Our children have been out of the nest and "on their own" for many years now. Our first went to college 20 years ago. I remember being advised to take lots of Kleenex with me when I drove him to…"
"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
"I saw a great photo of everyone on the tram reading a the newspaper with a note about how anti social it is. I have also seen a Norman Rockwell painting showing the Man of the house reading a newspaper at the dinner table.
I do agree that…"
"Personally I don't see the "mixed messages" others have referred to. She has pretty much said "I like you but now is not a good time" that is pretty clear. This issue is you're only hearing the first part.Don't get…"
I recently moved to Greenville, SC and I don't really know many people. I have tried Craigslist and reached out to a few people but don't see to be able to find the right roommate. Does anyone have any advice? See More
"Let it go...time to do what is best for you. She has sent you mixed messages, a friend of hers is involved. Says she is moving away. It is getting messy up in here. She wants it both ways and is perhaps playing with you until…"
"In short, it's time to move on.
There really is nothing to be gained by gestures or hoping to draw it out or change her mind (bar more disappointment), just let it go (easier said than done, I know, but that is life).
Chances are, you…"