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

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Study Challenges Conventional Assumptions About Fathers

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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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

Men Catching Up to Women as Primary Grocery Shoppers: Retailers Take Notice

I’ve been a stay at home dad for 8 years now, and I have to say, the changes in regards to men sharing more household duties over those 8 years have been phenomenal. Now, according to a new study by market research firm NPD Group men are the primary grocery shoppers in 41 percent of U.S. households! Why is that important? Continue reading

Adapting to Our World: will an online degree plus experience and skills be greater than a traditional college degree?

Some thoughts and opinions based on the Webucator.com blog To College or Not to College – the Million Dollar Question, written by Dave Dunn

In the 1990’s, MBA’s were all the rage, costing upwards of $100,000 in promise of guaranteed job placement and higher earnings. Fast forward 15 years and those who invested likely made no significant gain up the corporate ladder, nor are financially more well off than a well experience bachelor degree-earning employee. Why? Corporations are looking for real-life experience and skill, not something learned in a lecture hall based on theory. Yes, theory is a good basis, but it is not practical application.

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