My Experience Is Not My Son’s
Jan17

My Experience Is Not My Son’s

 by Greg Tapler My tolerance is not my son’s tolerance, he will build his own boundaries. My patience is not my son’s patience, he will find his own peace. My anger is not my son’s anger, he will experience his own betrayal. My fear is not my son’s fear, he will find his own demons. My wants are not my son’s wants, he will discover his own satisfaction. My stories are not my son’s stories, he will walk his own journey. My grief is not...

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Why Teaching Your Kids To Do Their Best Isn’t As Easy As It Sounds
Sep19

Why Teaching Your Kids To Do Their Best Isn’t As Easy As It Sounds

Embed from Getty Images As a parent I want my son to do his very best at everything he tries; not because I think it’ll make him the next super bowl MVP or the next highest-paid endorser for Nike, Reebok or Under Armor; more because it’ll help him achieve whatever he wants out of life – or at least walk away knowing he gave it his all. Asking your child to give it their best sounds pretty simple, right? I mean what’s so hard about...

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How Men Can Find Balance in an Unbalanced World
Aug28

How Men Can Find Balance in an Unbalanced World

  The wooden sign hanging in my kitchen above the stove reads ‘Take time for what matters most’. Pacing up and down the walkways in the terminal of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport—after my flight’s second delay—isn’t exactly my form of what matters. The longer you know me, the more you’ll hear me say the key to life is finding balance. Well duh. How many millions of times have we heard that? (Just picture yourself on a mountain-top...

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Yeah, Dads Have Bad Days. So What?
Aug26

Yeah, Dads Have Bad Days. So What?

Embed from Getty Images By Gregory Tapler Being a dad is hard work. What the hell does that even mean? Hard work? A labor of love? A duty? A responsibility? There are times when I talk to my friends when I’m having a hard day being a dad. Often I’m met with ‘Yeah, but they’re really worth it.’ or ‘The joy outweighs the pain.’ or…well, you get the point. Don’t get me wrong, there are days when I’m on the giving end of those catch...

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Why I Men’s Group
Aug22

Why I Men’s Group

Embed from Getty Images When I first began teaching my son to ride a bike I anticipated a few cuts and bruises – I mean it’s inevitable. We joked how falling down was all part of the process of learning and the most important thing was to get back up (that is the moral of our life story, isn’t it?). What I didn’t anticipate was the feeling I would get watching my son be thrown off his bike moments before his six-year-old face slammed...

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