THU, 07/27/17 6:05 AM

Dad, provide opportunities for your kids to discover role models in academia, arts and culture, science and humanities.

WED, 07/26/17 6:15 AM

Dad, while you strive to be the best example, you can be a creator and connector of new and improved young lives all around you.

TUE, 07/25/17 6:25 AM

Dad, you may be the one of the few solid role models in your child’s life. Your kids see you and observe you every day.

MON 07/24/17 6:30 AM

Role models can emerge from every walk of life & background. They’re successful people who have firm character & strong values.

SUN, 07/23/17 7:10 AM

How do we swing our teen’s fascination with fluff to influences we can trust? Where are those role models?

SAT, 07/22/17 6:10 AM

Sometimes we don’t like who our teens mimic. Though they may declare, “I just want to be me!” they’re striving to be anyone but!

FRI, 07/21/17 6:20 AM

Teens try on new roles. They are seeking an identity, looking in a mirror and muttering, “I wonder what this looks like on me.”

THU, 07/20/17 6:05 AM

Often teens get stuck in the mire of negative influences and reinforcement. Bad examples are easy to find.

TUE, 07/18/17 6:10 AM

Do we find role models in the concert arena? On the big screen. On the sports field? In our political leaders?

MON, 07/17/2017 1:00 PM

The importance of role models for our teens has never been more vital. Where do we find them?

TUE, 07/04/2017 6:10 AM

Teach kids how actions reflect on them & others. Be consistent. Let them participate in decisions. Build a respectful environment together.

MON, 07/03/2017 6:10 AM

We can help the transformation to independence. Tie behavior to responsibility. Don’t reward laziness. Be clear on expectations.

SUN, 07/02/2017 6:50 AM

Teens need to exercise freedom but we may feel surprised & resentful. The road can be marked by restlessness, rebellion and rejection.

SAT, 07/01/2017 3:50 PM

Independence. It’s what we’ll celebrate Tuesday. It’s what our teens clamor for. Any wonder we celebrate Independence Day with fireworks?!

THU, 06/29/2017 6:20 AM

Help us reach dads. We often get the message “I can’t find your column.” If you can contact your paper, you might receive a book or shirt.

WED, 06/28/2017 6:10 AM

Help us grow. Let your newspaper’s lifestyles editor know we’re expanding. You might receive a book or shirt.

TUE, 06/27/2017 6:10 AM

Recommend us. Contact your newspaper’s lifestyles editor. Or let us know who to contact. You might receive a book or shirt.

MON, 06/26/2017 6:00 AM

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SAT, 06/24/2017 6:20 AM

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FRI, 06/23/2017 6:10 AM

Your children are listening to what you say and watching what you do.

THU, 06/22/2017 6:20 AM

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WED, 06/21/2017 6:15 AM

What are your issues with teens? Let us hear from you.

TUE, 06/20/2017 6:10 AM

Think twice before speaking. Remember the importance of your words and actions and the impact they make.

MON, 06/19/2017 6:00 AM

Breathe twice before entering your home after a hard day.

SUN, 06/18/2017 6:45 AM

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SAT, 06/17/2017 6:15 AM

When you come home from a tough day or a difficult encounter, remove the darkness and reflect light. Remember the gift they are to you.

FRI, 06/16/2017 6:15 AM

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THU, 06/15/2017 6:05 AM

All of us have been hurt. It’s how we deal with it that makes the difference. Some people never get over it. Some move on.

WED, 06/14/2017 6:05 AM

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TUE, 06/13/2017 6:10 AM

We think niceness can win and its power can have a transformative effect on you and your family.

MON, 06/12/2017 6:15 AM

“The Power of Nice” says, “We disagree with the conventional wisdom that ‘nice guys finish last’ and ‘no good deed goes unpunished.’ ”

SUN, 06/11/2017 6:35 AM

We can feel beat down by a dark encounter. And it can seep into our personal lives and impact those around us.

SAT, 06/10/2017 6:15 AM

Too often we feel that negative, impolite, and counterproductive behavior is stronger and outweighs all other approaches.

FRI, 06/09/2017 6:25 AM

We often face those dark, negative interactions in our lives with a feeling of resignation.

THU, 06/08/2017 6:50 PM

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WED, 06/07/2017 6:25 AM

It’s important to remember that we’re role models for our kids. We should believe that no amount of darkness can overcome the light.

TUE, 06/06/2017 12:50 PM

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MON, 06/05/2017 6:20 AM

The actions we take, words we use, and emotions we express as fathers have a big impact on our children.

SAT, 06/03/2017 6:10 AM

We make impressions wherever we go and whatever we do. They may be unseen by us but the impressions are nonetheless real and important.

THU, 06/01/2017 6:10 AM

How frequently do we let this darkness overcome the light in our lives by carrying home our disappointment, frustration or anger?

WED, 05/31/2017 6:15 AM

How often are we impacted by a negative interaction, a critical opinion, or a rude encounter?

TUE, 05/30/2017 6:05 AM

How frequently do we let darkness overcome light in our lives?

MON, 05/29/2017 6:10 PM

No deep darkness in the world
can overcome the light, a single candle flame will burn
against the darkest night.

FRI, 05/12/2017 6:30 AM

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WED, 05/10/2017 6:35 AM

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MON, 05/08/2017 1:35 PM

We’re expanding and you can help. Bring our message about fatherhood to your community. Contact your newspaper to carry our column.

SAT, 05/06/2017 10:40 PM

We’re looking to expand our coverage. You can help. Contact your newspaper (lifestyles editor) & ask them to carry our column. Thanks!

SUN, 04/23/2017 6:35 AM

• Understand that every person has feelings • Treat others as you would like to be treated. The Golden Rule still rules.

SAT, 04/22/2017 6:10 AM

• Consider everyone as a valuable person • See the ‘special’ in each person • Make each person feel included

FRI, 04/21/2017 6:15 AM

• Say something nice about the good that someone has done • Congratulate someone on an award or honor

THU, 04/20/2017 6:25 AM

Our prescription for niceness — • Never call anyone an unkind name • Don’t make fun of others • Help someone

WED, 04/19/2017 6:10 AM

Love is the dynamic that solidifies the family.

TUE, 04/18/2017 6:15 AM

Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. Share it.

MON, 04/17/2017 6:15 AM

Love is not self-seeking, not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

SUN, 04/16/2017 6:40 AM

The power of love. Remember, love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude.

SAT, 04/15/2017 6:25 AM

Encourage your teen to express gratitude. Be an example of gratefulness to others and for the life you have been given.

FRI, 04/14/2017 6:05 AM

Encourage your teen to make build relationships & develop & share personal talents, but always value the contributions of others.

THU, 04/13/2017 6:30 AM

Reading, writing & arithmetic are important. But we think it’s time to introduce kindness & civility into the curriculum.

WED, 04/12/2017 6:10 AM

Albert Schweitzer said, “The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion & the will to help others.”

TUE, 04/11/2017 6:20 AM

Has kindness become more the exception than the rule?

SUN, 04/09/2017 6:50 AM

Having your child write down the people who played a role in making their accomplishment possible. Success at any level is shared by many.

SAT, 04/08/2017 6:20 AM

How about a little humility? A child should be proud of achievements without rubbing that pride in the faces of friends and peers.

FRI, 04/07/2017 6:10 AM

Talk to your teenagers about the simple virtues of saying “please” and “thank you.” It may seem old fashioned but it’s effective.

THU, 04/06/2017 6:30 AM

No one accomplishes great things without help & encouragement of others — friends, parents, teachers or an influential role model.

WED, 04/05/2017 6:40 AM

Dad, teach your kids that winning and being a winner are not the same thing.