Mike Morris

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Six Lessons a Great Dad Taught a Lucky Girl

Every year I perform the same ritual. I rack my brain and search the Internet to figure out what to get my dad for Father's Day. What do you get for someone who doesn't need anything or want anything? Growing up I learned that the best gifts are the ones that are homemade and from the heart. But at …

New Dads, Divorced Dads, Stay At Home Dads

About Fatherville<p><b>The extent to which a father is actively involved in his child’s life is a good measure of the extent to which the child’s mental,</b> …

Parenting

10 Movies I Want My Daughter to See Before She Starts Dating

One day, my daughter will grow up and boys will become slightly more important. Since I know when that day arrives, she won't want my advice, I've compiled the next best thing: a list of movies that will teach her the ins and outs of young romance. You're welcome, future teenage daughter.<p>I'm lucky. …

Babysitting

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

The Joys and Challenges of Parenting in a World of Screens (or, 'Just Five More Minutes!')

Across the globe, at this very moment, children on iPads, cell phones, video games and computers are begging their parents for "just five more minutes." It's no surprise. Screens offer incomparable fun and social connectivity.<p><i>My boys want to play video games all the time, and my 13-year-old</i> …

Digital Age

Five of the best parenting tips I’ve ever heard - Keystone Aspire

<b>When I deliver talks and workshops in schools, it surprises me how many parents and teachers ask me what my best parenting tip is. Over the years I</b> …

Practical Advice for Raising Responsible Children

Opening:<p><b>John Fuller:</b> I'm John Fuller and on today's "Focus on the Family" we're going to examine the topic of kids and work, which can be a challenge …

Children today are suffering a severe deficit of play – Peter Gray

When I was a child in the 1950s, my friends and I had two educations. We had school (which was not the big deal it is today), and we also had what I …