What Type of Father Are You? – A New Study About Dads

It’s taken some time, but society and marketers are finally letting go of the typical dad stereotypes of the 20th Century and realizing that attitudes toward parenting have greatly shifted over the past 30 years.  A new study sought to break dads out of a one-size-fits-all box and categorize different male parenting strategies, methods and techniques into 6 categories:

  • Determined Achievers
  • Creative Individualists
  • Nurturing Connectors
  • Order Seekers
  • Caring Compassionates
  • Self-Reliant Strivers

Read more to find out where you fall!

Study Challenges Conventional Assumptions About Fathers

The Home Depot #CustomerServiceFail – Final

After half-hearted contacts from the Home Depot Social Media Team with promises of contacts by customer service, and then being ignored by Home Depot customer service rep Alexis Bess (never followed up! – that’s the way to teach ’em how to fix a problem) and the outright refusal of the store manager at the Raleigh North Carolina Store #3634 to speak with me directly, it look like they have just lost another previously loyal customer. Keep ignoring your customers Home Depot and there will be a lot of people looking for a job.

The Home Depot #CustomerServiceFail – Part 1: To be continued…

I am so disappointed with The Home Depot and their customer service.  I am even more frustrated about their lack of willingness to make their customers happy!  I will continue to post their responses (or lack thereof) to let everyone know how the Home Depot treats their supposedly valued customers.

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Circle of Security International

A colleague of mine brought this organization to my attention.  All parents should take a look. Please check it out!  There are great resources and videos available.

http://www.circleofsecurity.net

The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.

Circle of Security International

Raising Future Leaders: lessons from a Duke University sports psychologist

I had the fortune and opportunity this morning to sit in on a presentation about sports and leadership for parents of high school students, given by Greg Dale, sports psychologist for Duke University. What may be odd about this, as my blog readers know, is that I have a second grader, making him still five years removed from high school. My biggest take-away from the presentation – all of the rules of high school sports psychology and parenting very much still apply to lower school! Continue reading