What are my superpowers?

What are my superpowers?

My superpowers give me the courage to “go out on a limb.” When I was a kid, I wanted the powers I saw in comic books like super-strength and the ability to fly. As a father, I am discovering new superpowers that I had all along. The last few years, my life feels like...
Lean In this Father’s Day

Lean In this Father’s Day

[Also featured at UNCOMMEN and The Good Men Project] My friend Nathaniel Turner at The Raising Supaman Project just asked me, “when is Father’s Day?” then answered his own question: to him, every day feels like Father’s Day. He feels grateful to have his son in his...
Race to Somewhere

Race to Somewhere

The 2010 documentary Race to Nowhere showed how the college rat race was stressing kids out, hurting them both emotionally and physically. Stress came from a lot of directions, sometimes with good intentions. They felt stress from school, from parents, from peers, and...
Who cares about Dads?

Who cares about Dads?

Can you hear it? We’re finally starting to talk about fathers and parenting differently. Having just watched the Super Bowl, how many ads featured parents and their relationships with their kids? Dads are staying home to take care of their kids. Fathers want to be a...
What can fathers do?

What can fathers do?

Meeting with a group of high school students, the conversation turned to fathers. One boy, about to go off to college, couldn’t stop talking about how angry he was with his father. He didn’t listen. He would spend the short time they had together telling...