Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Tag: good

449. Shows Parents Will Enjoy

Young kids like to watch shows, and they really like it when you watch with them. Pick ones you think are witty or interesting so you won’t be bored out of your mind. Try these:

  • Word Girl
  • Ruff Ruffman
  • Signing Time (surprisingly good music for a kid’s show)
  • Veggie Tales
  • Garfield and Friends (the original is funnier than the computer animated one)
  • Phineas and Ferb
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440. Well Spent

You should spend more time taming your tongue than taming your hair; more time training your thoughts than training with weights; more time taking in ideas than spelling out your own; more time seeking truth than gathering verbal ammunition; more time investing in others than seeking your fame; more time arguing for justice than arguing your case.

436. Full Life

The way to a full life is to spend it on the memorable and the eternal.

427. Good Versus Right

Parenting well is not about being right, but about being good. For instance, being right in a family disagreement — or any type of disagreement — is far less important than being charitable, upright, and true with those involved.

426. The Legacy of Overcoming

We are not wounded by the victories of character in our parents, but by how their character has failed.

That means, then, that a large portion of parenting is being able to overcome your own vices in such a way that you pass on your victories to your children rather than your failures.

409. Entertainment’s Depravity

Entertainment has exhausted the drama of the bad person doing wrong. Sadly, they now try to convince us that there are few who are truly bad and there is little truly wrong.

385. Pursuing Excellence

Pursuing excellence means pushing past the good and even the very good.

383. Beliefs

A person’s beliefs form the basis of everything they do. That is why knowing a person’s beliefs is of utmost importance.

Know what you believe, but, more importantly, why you believe those things are true. Those answers will define how you live and the choices you make.

378. Quotes: Your Dad on Great Art

“Great art does not push aside the moral boundaries of the past, it pushes the art form forward. I do not believe that safe and status quo films, though decently acted, should garner awards. Those films which push the art form forward and add to its rich heritage should attain that distinction.”

—Your Dad

351. Mind Your Elder

It would do you well to spend time around the elderly. There is no room for arrogance in the final stages of life, and this is where we are all headed.

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