Mark Brandenburg MA, CPCC, coaches fathers by phone to balance their life and
improve their family relationships. He is the author of the Secrets of Emotionally
Intelligent Fathers Ecourse. Find more information at www.markbrandenburg.com.
Parenting Articles by Mark Brandenburg
Mark Brandenburg MA, CPCC, coaches fathers by
phone to balance their life and improve their family relationships.
Pastiche Family Portal is privileged to feature
Mark Brandenburg as a monthly columnist writing about parenting
issues and providing practical advice.
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- Men, Wives and Arguments
In a country with a 50% divorce rate, its important for
men to do their part in making their relationships work. And one
of the first steps in doing that is to stop the same old
argument theyve had with their wives for years. Here
are some tips on how to do it.
- Parents, Chores, and Kids
If parents would like their kids to be successful as adults, there
are some methods of achieving this which may be surprising. All
they have to do is begin chores early in
their childrens lives, and they set the stage for future
- Fathers vs Mothers Parenting
Fathers have a very different style of parenting than mothers
do. And while fathers may not realize it, their style of parenting
has great value to their kids. Read
this article to learn some examples of how a fathers
style of parenting can benefit his kids.
- Forgiving Your Father for Father's
Fathers will always have the shadow of their father close by.
To be a more effective parent for their kids, fathers have the
opportunity to forgive their fathers. This will allow them to
more easily accept their own childrenwhich
is one of the most important things fathers do.
- When is Father's Day?
Fathers work hard, as do most parents. But at times, they
may feel unappreciated and invisible. Here
are some reasons to avoid allowing these feelings to spread in
- Teaching your Kids Manners
Manners seem to be a thing of the past for many families, but
they are as valuable and important now as they ever were. Here
are some guidelines to help create a well-mannered child in your
- Fathers, Egos, and Youth Sports
Parents all over the country are getting involved in youth sports
this Spring. For many parents, this is a test of their ability
to be supportive and positive with their child. There are guidelines
that will help most parents negotiate their way through youth
- My Kids Are Driving
Me Crazy, and What to Do About It
No matter where you go, parents are talking about the same problems
they have with their kids. And the sad truth about these problems
is that parents are usually major contributors to them.
NO, the Sex Talk
Talking to your kids about sex isnít the easiest thing in the
world. But if weíd like our kids to share our values and beliefs
about sex, we need to do our job. Here are some ways to move ahead
with this difficult issue.
Kids Should Always Obey Me
Fathers may have irrational thoughts that help trigger angry outbursts
with their children. This article offers ten techiniques fathers
can use to limit their anger with their kids.
Daughters and Eating Disorders
Just because an unhealthy environment surrounds us doesnít mean
itís good for our daughters. The statistics on eating disorders
show this beyond the shadow of a doubt. If fathers donít act now
in their daughterís behalf, others will act for them.
TV, and Attention Problems
The days of the harmless argument for TV and kids
needs to be put to rest. Parents need to be educated about the
very real possibility of causing future attention problems for
Men to Blame for the Divorce Problem in This Country?
Its time for couples to grow up and to start looking to
meet the needs of your family. Its time to stop running
away when things get difficult, and to start persevering through
You can choose to have more joy, openness, and spirit this holiday.
After all, most of it is choice! And, your kids are watching you
Living Amidst a Holiday Frenzy As parents in America
today, were made to feel as though we need to provide the
latest gadgets for ourselves, and for our children. And it seems
that at the rate were going, these gadgets will cost us
most of our money, and most of our time.
- My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy
While its easy to point fingers at your kids, remember the
old saying: The apple doesnt fall far from the tree.
- Kids, Rudeness and Teaching
Parents live in challenging times, but world peace still begins
at home. Your teaching moments are waiting, along with your children.
- Spare the Child, Ditch
We live in a world that's filled with violence; shouldn't
we provide a place for our kids where there isn't any?
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