Giving Time to Your Child

Giving Time to Your Child

I found preschool playtime was often mind-numbingly-exhausting. We’d stumble into a game like stacking up blocks and knocking them down, and the kids would want to endlessly repeat it. Again! Again! It was moderately amusing the first three times, but by the 20th…...
Postponing Your Future

Postponing Your Future

Three different people told me the same story last week: I’m too busy keeping my head above water to make progress on my real goals. On one hand, that’s a practical and realistic way of coping.  Look, we’ve all experienced that some days we can...
Play? What Child Has Time For Play?

Play? What Child Has Time For Play?

Dr. Anabel Jensen, President of Six Seconds, once told me that if I would get any magazine it should be Scientific American Mind. She told me it would inform by trainings and my overall life! Little did I know at the time that she would be so right! In the...

5 minutes of fatherhood

Several years ago when Emma and Max were small, I heard that on average, fathers spend 5 minutes per day with their kids.  This seemed impossible. Yet this morning, after being away all last week, while Patty & the kids were having breakfast, I was answering...
Too Much!

Too Much!

I suspect my optimism confounds my time management. Six months ago I was working on my plans for ’09, and scheduled a trip to Dubai for late January, and saw these lovely two weeks at the start of the month stretching out like virgin snow on a ski slope.  I...
Beginnings, Middles, Endings

Beginnings, Middles, Endings

Emma, Max, Patty and I were coming near the end of our family vacation in Montreal and there was some, shall we say, fussy behavior. So we began to talk about beginnings, middles, and endings and I’ve been thinking more about these phases and the feelings that...