All posts tagged: daughter

Being A Dad Can Be Hard Work

. . . especially when it comes to raising those . . . girls . . . and dare I even mention . . . those . . . teenage girls.  I do remember good ‘ole John Gray who taught us (in his ever-so-famous book) that Men are From Mars and Women Are From Venus.  Hence, from what planet comes the teenage daughter?  I imagine this thought has crossed the minds of a few dads every now and then. I mean, it’s enough being a woman (from Venus) raising a daughter (also from Venus).  But throw in a man — a dad — from Mars.  Yah.  Not always so easy with those teenage daughters.  There are the hormones.  The emotions.  The drama.  The tears.  Those often unexplainable tears. If this speaks to you (or someone you know), I offer you this:  the Dad of Divas. As a Dad of Divas, he’s the first to offer anything helpful from fatherhood to dads in the limelight to the ultimate college prep blueprint (he even wrote a book on …

Teachable Moments . . . and Rock Concerts?

First concerts.  We all remember them.  What was yours?  Mine — Shawn Cassidy.  1978.  Then the Beach Boys (yeah, so I’m dating myself.).  And, now, as I see my daughter rockin’ about, hearing ads for rock stars comin’ to town, I think of the concerts I attended after Shawn Cassidy and those Surfin’ Safari boys……and I cringe.  I mean, concerts don’t always breed the best behavior out there in society.  On top of that, I don’t even know what goes on today at those things.  I mean, my last concert was U2 a whole 2 decades ago. So out comes the ad for Bruno Mars comin’ to town.  My daughter says, “Mom, you love Bruno Mars, don’t you?”  Huh.  Never really thought about it.  I mean, I don’t really think so.  She continues, “I mean, you love all his songs, don’t you?”  Well,  I think, I kinda do.  So, he’s comin’ to town, with Aloe Blacc as his opening act.  Have you heard him?  A little re-make of Elton John’s melody of “You Can Tell …