All posts tagged: family

Benefits of camping with children and avoiding screen time

Reluctant visitor on a lake

Anxiety of a digital age nags –
learn a new fact, do something,
be productive, keep up! –
but out here the way
is to throw away,
let go,
and smile only at the shore
that beckons with its sudden glimmer of lights.

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Insights for modern men from a stay-at-home Dad (Bryan Hansen)

I’m excited to kick off a series of articles about fathers who generally feel good about life. Yes, they do exist! We’ll hear how they dance between their long-term relationships, being a parent, working, staying healthy, and other aspects of life. Bryan is a stay-at-home father in San Francisco. Today only 1% of husbands in married-couple families stay at home full-time (US Census 2012).

But many Dads face the same challenges as stay-at-home fathers when it comes to parenting young children, and they are touched on below: how to renew yourself, reflect, find parenting mentors, deal with social isolation, and find meaning. When I spoke with him in person, Bryan exuded self-confidence, poise, thoughtfulness, physical and mental strength, and what some psychologists have described as a “mature masculine” focus on nurturing and coaching. We hope you enjoy this interview.