Three Theories for Raising Kids

Josh The-DadMile Markers

Brian Fogle claims he had three theories about how to raise children before he had three. Now he has none! Even without theories, Brian is the proud and happy father of three young adults—two daughters … Read More

High-Quality Parenting

Josh The-DadMile Markers

At 47, Joe Ndiba describes himself as an “older dad.” He is also as a highly engaged, proud father of four. His first two children, a 22-year-old son, and 19-year-old stepdaughter are out of the … Read More

Becoming a Good Dad

Josh The-DadMile Markers

Dr. Mike Dawson has been the Chief Learning Officer for Springfield Public Schools since 2015. He is also married to Dr. Wendy Dawson and the father of three great kids: Emma (17), Jack (13), and … Read More

Different Kids, Different Discipline

Josh The-DadMile Markers

On April 24, 2010, I became a husband and father of two. I went from bachelorhood to fatherhood almost instantly. I soon learned each child had their own personality and each responded quite differently when … Read More

Leading the Way by Giving Back

Josh The-DadMile Markers

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. As a kid, my Mom worked very hard, and though we didn’t have a lot, she always made sure we had a wonderful Christmas morning. As much as … Read More

Promoting Generosity in Children

Josh The-DadMile Markers

My wife recently bought me a book of quotations from Mother Teresa of Calcutta. If you can find such a book I encourage you to get one. Teach your children to be generous the same … Read More

Making Time for Extended Family – 2

Josh The-DadMile Markers

As dads, we daily think about and focus on our immediate family. But, when the holidays hit, thoughts also wander to the whereabouts and well being of extended family and friends. It isn’t that we … Read More

Making Time for Extended Family

Josh The-DadMile Markers

I am a big believer in the importance of extended family: grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and in-laws. When I graduated from seminary at Southern Methodist University I could have gone many places to pursue … Read More

Making Time for Extended Family

Josh The-DadMile Markers

People often say that nothing is more important than family. If you believe that, then ask yourself if your actions demonstrate that belief. If not, you always have time to make changes, especially when it … Read More