Ten years in, fatherhood still feels new to me.
At my current rate, I am going to settle into my role by the time they start to leave!
Recently, I took advice from a father, that’s been at it for close to twenty years.
On the subject of family governance, he is the most believable person I know. So, I was listening carefully when he shared ideas about what he wished he knew.
No judged sports
No phones, alone, in the bedroom
Read: iGen by Twenge and Coddling of the American Mind
Optimize your family’s life for the family, do not create a series of “micro lives” for the individuals => schools, activities, geography, holiday time => make it work together.
I know a lot of readers have kids even younger than mine (6, 7 and 10).
Somewhere between six and twelve, your family rules are going to get set — one way or another.
There’s a lot of pain involved (for everyone) if you wait until high school to change direction.
Choose wisely and be the brand.