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

Responsibility with Social Media

Josh The-DadMile Markers

What happened on these dates in history? March 22, 2002 August 1, 2003 February 4, 2004 March 21, 2006 October, 2010 If you said, “The starting dates of Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram”, you … Read More

Handling Homework Hassles

Josh The-DadMile Markers

Oh, the joys of sitting around the table with your children, as they independently complete their homework assignments! I hope you hear the sarcasm of that statement. Having raised three, very different learners, the idea … Read More

Sticking with Homework Hassles

Josh The-DadMile Markers

About ten years ago, I was a single, 31-year-old bachelor. I had never been married or had kids of my own. A new show came out that year, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, called, “Are you … Read More