Teaching the Value of Money

value of money

When I was in ninth grade, the guys on my basketball were all getting the same shoes. They were getting black Converse All Stars. Of course, I wanted to get what my teammates were getting so I spoke to my dad about it. The price of the Converse was $9.95. That would be an amazing […]

My Most Difficult Parenting Issues

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My oldest daughter is thirty. That is a lot of years of parenting, but I feel like I am just learning how to do it well. No matter how long you’ve been parenting, it will never be smooth sailing. There will always be some challenges, especially when you have multiple children. There is no perfect parenting […]

Uncommon Fathers

uncommon fathers

In the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, Derek Redmond believed he could win a silver medal for Great Britain. After five years of daily training and eight operations on his Achilles tendons, Derek had won the first two heats and was running in the semifinals of the 400 meters. Things were going as planned […]

The Second Wave: Making Each Child Feel Special

making each child feel special

It can be challenging making each child feel special when you’re raising multiple children. Lauren and I have nine children and can definitely relate to that challenge. Making each child feel special doesn’t have to be as complicated as our minds tend to make it. Here are a few simple things you can do.

The Importance of Taking Your Family On Vacation

Fall is always a busy time for me and my family. With my traveling schedule it makes it hard to find moments to bond with the whole family. That is why we make it a priority to always take our family on vacation. A lot of great memories were made this year. Here’s what we […]

How to Raise Successful Kids

  In the world of sports, success depends partly in physical talent, but the way you are raised also plays a role in your success on the field or court. Here’s more on how you, as a parent, can raise successful kids.  

NFL Touchdown Dances from My Son

  This past weekend I brought my second grade son, Justin, up to New York City. He got together with Dan Patrick and impersonated his favorite NFL touchdown celebrations. He’s a great kid who loves football, so thanks to the Dan Patrick Show for having us!

Spontaneous Moments with Your Kids

  “Our children are watching, there’s no doubt about it.” Here’s something that I want you to think about in the days ahead. When was the last time you did something really silly with, or in front of, your children? When was the last time you did something so totally unexpected and spontaneous that your […]