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10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood

10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood

10 tips on leadership throughout fatherhood Fatherhood can be a daunting process. You are now responsible for another human being, there won’t be a weekend ritual of going out with your friends and waking up the next day to a delightful hangover, from now on it is nappies, bottles and late-nights with lack of sleep. One of the biggest worries that new father’s have is how to lead their child through life, bring them up and … Read entire article »

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My Son is a Diabetic: Part 2

My Son is a Diabetic: Part 2

My son is a Diabetic Part 2     Being a father when your child is healthy is difficult enough, but when a child has a disease, illness, or disorder, it can be overwhelming.  My oldest son, Jalen, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in March 2011 in addition to a blood disorder (Idiopathic Thombocytopenic Purpura, or ITP for short) in May 2009.  From all accounts, neither disease/disorder has anything to do with what I or my wife have or … Read entire article »

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Childhood Illness and Parental PTSD

Childhood Illness and Parental PTSD

      In my constant search for more information and better solutions to my son’s diabetic problems and blood disorder, I stumbled across an informative article at Daddy Types that can be found at the bottom of the page under “Inspirations and Resources”. The article covers Parental PTSD and how an illness in children affects their parents. It was a great read, and the topic has shed some light on my situation as a father. It’s … Read entire article »

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Taking away his video games

Taking away his video games

Over the past few months, my wife and I have had a rough time keeping our oldest son (5-years-old) focused on using the bathroom when he is playing video games. Typically two or three times per month he has an accident and wets his pants because he refuses to get up and go to the bathroom while playing video games. Often times, my frustration is high with him because I can see him … Read entire article »

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He makes his daddy proud!

He makes his daddy proud!

This happened a few months back, but I stumbled across this sheet of paper in my office today and thought it warranted its own post on my blog.  At the time of its initial discovery, my wife was going through old papers in my son’s kindergarten folder.  She handed it to me, unable to decipher what was written.  After a few seconds, I cracked a smile. “Pes uv poop.” Translation?  ”Piece of poop.” Yes, my five-year-old scoured his … Read entire article »

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Top 10 Posts on RMRD (September 2011)

Top 10 Posts on RMRD (September 2011)

Real Men, Real Dads has been around for approximately three months with around 75 blog posts published.  As of August 25, 2011, here are the top ten posts on the site, just in case you have missed some of the great reading! Did you know I set up a Michael Bolton gig? It feels like it has jelly beans in it Scottie Pippen: Lebron James over Michael Jordan Do You Have Bieber Fever? (My Justin Bieber Rant) Quantitative Easing 2 … Read entire article »

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His First Day of School

His First Day of School

      It has happened.  My first child has entered the public school system.  I am terrified. We’ve met the school nurse and the teacher.  We’ve been to the open house and viewed his classroom.  It doesn’t make any of this any easier. My wife and I have done all that we can to prepare him for this big step forward in his life, and now we will not be the main influence in his life.  Other kids will … Read entire article »

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Father and Son Bonding Ideas

Father and Son Bonding Ideas

If you are like me and looking for ways to bond with your son, sometimes the best bonding ideas are right in front of your face. Bonding with your son is best when you work together on something or share an experience.  These experiences improve when mom or the siblings aren’t involved, as it makes the son feel special.  When it is just father and son, the boy can feel more important to his dad. It is … Read entire article »

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