23 July 2014

First Things First: Dads Play An Important Role, Even If They Drive You Nuts! Moon Pie Family Pack {Giveaway}

* This post is sponsored by First Things First.



Do you ever look at your spouse rough-housing with your kids and just shake your head? Maybe they're being super-silly or taking a few more calculated risks than you would. I sometimes watch Mark playing rough with Jace and cringe a little on the inside...and guess what? THAT'S OKAY. It's perfectly normal. I'm coming to terms with the fact that each parent plays with their kid and shows love differently, and that children benefit from both the tender and active lovin'. 

Check out this short video about the different roles that parents play in teaching their children important lessons indirectly through play! Keep in mind that it's not necessarily males that always "play rough." Roles are just as easily reversed between parents. You might have had a father who played it safe, while your mother liked to horse around. Either way, balance is the key!



First Things First (FTF) is an award winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families.  FTF is a resource that collaborates with and is supported by a broad cross-section of community organizations, groups and individuals and accomplishes it mission through meaningful media messaging and skill building classes.

Did you know:
• 24 million children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.
• Only 30% of divorces are due to infidelity, addiction or abuse, 70% of divorces are due to couples feeling disconnected.
• Couples who manage to devote time specifically to one another at least once a week are markedly more likely to enjoy high-quality relationships and lower divorce rates, compared to couples who do not devote as much couple time to one another.


  Summer is all about family and spending quality time with the ones you love. The more skills you develop the more time you invest in your family and your relationships. First Things First wants to make sure that you have some quality bonding time with your family! They are sponsoring the giveaway of a Moon Pie Family Prize Pack on Serial Access Mom, enter below for your chance to WIN!


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22 comments:

Katrina said...

I am the one that has to do the punishments and my husband is the one that says everything is ok. Lol.

Emilie said...

I have a co-worker who has a strange obsession with Moon Pies. He is also a dad...soooo. win win :)

deana dietrich said...

We are the same - I am cautious - he is More spontaneous

tannawings said...

I am the cautious one although can be spontaneous. My husband is lenient until too many lines are crossed.

Autumn said...

I think we are pretty much the time but I am a little stricter than he is

June Lisle said...

I think my husband and I will both generally be cautious but my husband will probably be on the funner side

Darlene said...

Our parenting skills are on the same page.

BethElderton said...

My husband died when my son was a toddler. My husband now and I have only been married since our kids were grown. I will say that,when it comes to doing things with or for the kids, Hubz and I agree.
Mary Beth Elderton

1froglegs said...

I am usually the bad guy in our home because I am the only one who punishes our kids. It isn't like my wife doesn't want to punish the kids, she just always makes me do it.

Diana Stanhope said...

We are both classic and traditional in our parenting.

Tracy R said...

I am single without children so I can't give a fair answer to that one, but Moon Pies were my Dad's absolute favorite when he was a kid. I would share some with him if I win!

Sacha Schroeder said...

Oh my! We are VERY different! My husband is definitely more cautious!

laborders2000 said...

We are the same in some ways and very different in others. We are both cautious though.

Nancy said...

We are united in parenting style.

Nancy
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Dawn Monroe said...

Me and my husband have six kids and love it. He is very strict and I'm a little more laid back.

puye said...

We are both classic and traditional in our parenting

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Marti Tabora said...

Actually our parenting styles are very similar, but I think he may be just a little more strict than I am.

Martha Balderson said...

We are similar. I am more spontaneous though.

Cori Westphal said...

My hubs pretty much leaves the parenting to me. I know that sounds bad, but I spend the most time with them, and so I set the rules. He supports me in my choices in parenting, and doesn't always make me the bad guy!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Traci McCormick said...

My kids are grown up. But their dad was the punisher most of the time.

tina reynolds said...

We have for the most part the same style I am more cautious I would say though

Kara Kjellman said...

My hubby acts like a kid, so I have to be a cautious parent! ha