The Conscious Dad Blog

…as you would have others do unto you. I had a conversation with another parent the other day. She mentioned a moment where her daughter spilled a glass of juice. Her typical response would have been to yell, to blame, to huff, snort or something like that, she said. In this particular moment she didn’t…

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“The onus of responsibility for the smooth running of the family rests squarely upon the shoulders of the parents”. _________________________________________________ Leaders determine the success of an organization. This is the truth. The same thing can be said for leaders in families. Blaming children for a dysfunctional or stressed out family situation is like blaming Steve in the…

Read more The Truth about your Role as a Parent

Have you said this to your kids before? I have. I analyzed this statement and what I came up with is this: it’s hurtful. The tone of voice that usually accompanies this statement is one of disgust. Disgust alienates and separates, it’s a relationship killer. The asker of the question has already decided that what…

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Are you aware that families often have a “problem child”? They are like scapegoats in a way.  They frequently blamed for the negative things that happen within family. Parents will say that this is because they are frequently causing problems. I wonder why? My opinion is that kids do well if they can. So, what…

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Own your Stuff. What does that mean? Basically, it means being responsible for your thoughts, feelings, and especially actions. The good the bad and the ugly. All of it. As parents we mess up and we can make mistakes. This is okay. It’s inevitable. It’s understandable. Parenting is hard. But the real question is, who…

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