To my regular readers, I know what you're thinking when you saw the title of this post. What? Another post on parenting teens? Why? A cursory search on my blog shows I've already posted several thoughts on parenting teens. Plus the smorgasbord of parenting tips that are a mere online search engine or ChatGPT click … Continue reading When parenting a teen, sometimes it’s ok to ‘let it rip’!
Film Review – Apple TV Documentary “Dads”
Parenting documentaries are a dime a dozen. All feature kids of course. But while most profile both the dads and the moms (mostly the moms), few focus primarily on dads. Unless it's religious in nature. Like the excellent 2014 documentary by Focus on the Family called "Irreplaceable." As well as most films (War Room; Courageous) … Continue reading Film Review – Apple TV Documentary “Dads”
As another year ends, two silver linings bring hope to one dad’s parenting journey
Sometimes it's hard to put into words how I feel about my sons. Though regular readers here have no doubt seen some of my humble attempts to do that in past blog posts. But this struggle has become even more pronounced as I watch my sons grow year after year and change in ways most … Continue reading As another year ends, two silver linings bring hope to one dad’s parenting journey
Parenting motivations #15 — how can my sons mature faster?
Looking back, one of my regrets in life is that I didn't mature faster. If I did, perhaps I could have gotten more done before I turned 50 two years ago. So what brought on this sudden sob story you ask? For one, a lifetime of wondering what if I could have turned back the … Continue reading Parenting motivations #15 — how can my sons mature faster?
Parenting Motivations #14 — Am I still a stay-at-home dad? (Part 2)
It's official. Since my last post on this, I've decided: I shall not call myself a "stay-at-home dad" anymore! In fact, technically speaking, I probably couldn't from the very start when I stepped away from a full-time career in 2018. While I had several weeks and months without any work or income thereafter, I did … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #14 — Am I still a stay-at-home dad? (Part 2)
Parenting Motivations #13 — Of handphones and trust
It was bound to happen I suppose. Just when I thought everything was cool and we have the best kid in the world, he goes and breaks the family rule on handphones. Despite having signed a contract for it too. And in so doing, break a trust. Talk about a reality check! For wilful defiance … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #13 — Of handphones and trust
Guest post – A fellow dad’s appeal to protect SG
Hey, welcome back to my occasional guest post series! Now some of you might remember my good friend and fellow dad Stephen from a moving post he contributed to my blog last December. Today I'm pleased to have him back! This time though, the topic is extremely controversial. So if you're not in the frame … Continue reading Guest post – A fellow dad’s appeal to protect SG
What I learned from parenting workshops #7 — Motivations
Unbelievable right? As previously mentioned, this is now my seventh installment in this series (I dare not call it a mini-series anymore!). While I apologise this still isn't the last one, I do hope to wrap it up soon (fingers crossed!). Thanks for staying with me this far. So. To recap. This series is my … Continue reading What I learned from parenting workshops #7 — Motivations
What I learned from parenting workshops #6 — Rules and consequences
So here's the thing about this parenting series. When I started it, I really thought it'll be a mini-series. After all, I'm basing it on three webinars about parenting teens. So I figured three would also be the magic number for posts about it, right? Strike #1. As I was working through entry #5 previously, … Continue reading What I learned from parenting workshops #6 — Rules and consequences
Parenting motivations #11 — Am I still a stay-at-home dad? (Part 1)
All of us go about our days wearing different hats as we transit from one role to another. When at work, we’re the power executive in tailor-made Armani suits. After work we change into our Lululemon sports gear for that weekly HIIT workout. Then afterwards, we’re home in our Alex Mill PJs tucking our kids … Continue reading Parenting motivations #11 — Am I still a stay-at-home dad? (Part 1)