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7 Little Ways To Bond With Little Ones In The Morning

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents

With mouths to feed, bodies to dress and teeth to brush all before the school bell rings, there’s not much extra time (read: any extra time) for parents to slow down and enjoy those early hours with the kids.

Why "Back to School" Is Not the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

John McCormick | Posted 08.25.2016 | Parents
John McCormick

I already long for those July mornings when all I had to worry about was getting myself fed and dressed. Or sip my coffee and read the paper in a quiet kitchen while the boys sacked in 'til noon.

Reflections on Father's Day 2015: Don't Forget, It's Not About You

John McCormick | Posted 06.25.2016 | Parents
John McCormick

I got a glimpse for the first time of what it will be like to be an empty nester. Connor starts high school this fall, and in two years Will is off to college. If Father's Day 2015 is any predictor, I'll be a complete mess, lavishing my pent-up paternal affections on the family dogs.

5 Things Dads Can Do To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

As men are now being called upon to spend more time and participate in the direct care of their kids, they often find themselves emotionally overwhelmed trying to balance work, relationship and family demands.

Let Go, Let Dad

Janelle Capra | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Janelle Capra

This Father's Day weekend, I encourage you to let go and let dad be who he is. Whether that dad is your own, your husband, your brother or your friend, just let him be Dad.

Let's Make Father's Day a Big Deal

John McCormick | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Father's Day feels like an afterthought, a hastily-signed card or a last-minute wrapped gift that's accompanied with a shrug and the usual excuse, "We never know what to get you."

Parenting With Grace

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The magic of storytelling has helped my sons and I connect with a kindred spirit half a world away. Now if that isn't grace, I don't know what is.

Gather Around Celebrating the Stories of the Season

John McCormick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The time I've spent telling stories with my sons is one of the greatest treasures of my life. It has created a special bond between us, something that no one else does for them.

Introducing Your Kids to Great Literature

John McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Talk to your kids about the stories you loved at their age and why. Describe the wonder you felt when you first read a favorite book and the worlds it opened for you.

Storytelling at Home for the Holidays

John McCormick | Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

We spend too much time on shopping, entertaining, and shuttling around and too little time with the family. If only there was an alternative? Maybe there is. Try storytelling at home with the kids. It's the perfect activity for the holidays.

A Role Model Athlete for Our Children

John McCormick | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

When it comes to the question of whether athletes are appropriate role models for teens, Robert Griffin III could be a game changer

Is Having Children Ethical?

Paul Rasmussen | Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents
Paul Rasmussen

Are parents who have large families because they believe it is a divine commandment or because they take pride in their family heritage any less capable of creating "life-enhancing relationships" with their children than, say, educated professionals who wait until there are financially stable?

Papa Glow: 7 Tips For Bonding With Baby & Paternal Satisfaction

Latham Thomas | Posted 12.24.2012 | Black Voices
Latham Thomas

Whether you are a new papa or a veteran in the baby game, it's always good to learn some new tips to sharpen your skills, build your confidence, and boost your bond with your baby.

Answering Kids' Awkward Questions

John McCormick | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Last week, I sat down with my 11-year-old son to deliver that time-honored rite of passage -- for parents as well as kids -- our first "Birds and the Bees" talk. I was prepared for every possible question, except the one he asked.

It Starts with a Story

John McCormick | Posted 09.17.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Storytelling, in short, teaches a child to walk in another's shoes.

Why Men Don't Have It All, Either

John McCormick | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

For this working dad, rediscovering my own pursuit of happiness starts not at the office, but at home with my family.

Athletes on Trial: Explaining Steroid Use to Children

John McCormick | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When my baseball-loving son asks about Roger Clemens, what do I tell him?

Take the Father's Day Challenge

John McCormick | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

My family recently complained that Father's Day has turned me into a lazy bum. So this Father's Day, instead of just receiving gifts, I'm going to give back to my family.

Remembering D-Day this Father's Day

John McCormick | Posted 08.05.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When I became a father, I realized for the first time what it might be like to send a child off to war.

Storytelling in the Age of Screens

John McCormick | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

How do I tear the kids away from flashing lights and explosions and get them to sit with a book or tell a story?

The Same Story? Again?! Storytelling as an Emotional Security Blanket

John McCormick | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

I used to wonder why my sons asked for the same story night after night. I came to the conclusion that kids simply enjoy the comfort of repetition. Think of it as an emotional security blanket.

Storytelling With Your Kids: How to Become a 'Story Dad'

John McCormick | Posted 07.02.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

When dads tell me they don't know how to tell stories, what they're often saying is, they don't know how to talk with their kids.

Storytelling with Your Kids: Creating a Family Tradition One Story at a Time

John McCormick | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

As an overworked Dad, I'm always looking for ways to find more time with my kids. I've found that storytelling is the ideal activity to enrich family time by creating a fun, free tradition.