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Three Steps to Teaching Kindness In Your Family

Kindness in the world, kindness in friendships/relationships and kindness in your family begins with YOU. We cannot teach kindness to our children or influence others - if we are not kind to ourselves first. And yes, I agree, sometimes it can be HARD to be kind in this society.

Three Ways to Teach Your Kids Delayed Gratification

I believe that you cannot change someone, ever. But what you can do, is move the needle. In our family - we’ve got 5 kids with 5 different personalities which entail different parenting techniques. Three of our kids crave Instant Gratification while the other two are more Delayed Gratification. And none of them are right and none of them are wrong. But how can we teach them the different outcomes that come with an immediate reward vs. resisting the temptation for a possible later reward?

How to Hold Your Kids Accountable

One of the biggest mistakes I see families make - is giving their kids ownership, but then not following up with any accountability. Click to see how we do it in our house! Doesn't have to be hard.

Three Ways to Break Your Kids of Entitlement

"No one ever takes their rental car to the carwash. They don't own it." I heard this quote at a leadership conference years ago. It never really resonated until I had kids. That is, when it really hit home. If you're watching this, chances are you're trying to find a way to deal with your own entitled teenagers. Here's a solution that I found works in my family. Let me know what you think!

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Resources & Materials

Series 1: Family Basics & Communication

Dare to Dad Book 1: Family Basics
Family Basics Book

The first book in a series of three on dynamic parenting tools.  How to create family ties with values, communication and connection.
144 Pages

Dare to Dad Playbook 1 Communication
Communication Playbook

This playbook accompanies Book 1: Family Basics.  It reviews communication, mission, vision and values, The Friday Lunch, and The Family Meeting.
32 Pages
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Dare to Dad Book 1 and Playbook 1 Combo
Family Basics Book &
Communication Playbook
Series 1 Bundle

The first book in a series of three on dynamic parenting tools, Family Basics (144 pages).  How to create family ties with values, communication and connection, along with its accompanying Dare to Dad Playbook, Communication (32 pages).  It reviews communication, mission, vision and values, The Friday Lunch, and The Family Meeting.

Series 2: Fun Activities & Creating Ownership

Dare to Dad Book 2 Fun Activities
Fun Activities Book

The second book in a series of three on dynamic parenting tools.  Preserving family history, teaching life skills, and making one-on-one connections.
72 Pages

Playbook 2 Create Ownership
Create Ownership Playbook

This playbook accompanies Book 2:Fun Activities.  It reviews the chore system, summer contracts, one-on-one trips, and family trivia.
32 Pages
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Dare to Dad Playbook Series 2 Create Ownership
Fun Activities Book & Create
Ownership PlayBook
Series 2 Bundle

The second book in a series of three on dynamic parenting tools, Fun Activities (72 pages).  Preserving family history, teaching life skills, and making one-on-one connections, along with its  accompanying Dare to Dad Playbook, Create Ownership (32 pages). It reviews the chore system, summer contracts, one-on-one trips, and family trivia.

Series 3: Sports & Technology

Dare to Dad Book 3 Sports & Technology
Sports & Technology Book

The third book in a series of three on dynamic parenting tools.  How to take proper roles as kids participate in athletics, technology and social media.
104 Pages

Dare to Dad Playbook 3 Connection
Connection Playbook

This playbook accompanies Book 3: Sports & Technology.  It reviews parental roles in kid’s activities, managing technology and celebrating the wins.
32 Pages
* Free shipping only available on Playbook purchases.

Dare to Dad Book and Playbook Bundle Sports & Technology and Connection
Sports & Technology Book and Connection Playbook
Series 3 Bundle

The third book in a series of three on dynamic parenting tools, Sports & Technology (104 pages).  How to take proper roles as kids participate in athletics, technology and social media, along with its accompanying Dare to Dad Playbook, Connection (32 pages).  It reviews parental roles in kid’s activities, managing technology and celebrating the wins.

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