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Harrison Schenck

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What would your kids say if you asked this question?

I saw a great concept the other day on instagram Sit your kids down and ask them to finish this sentence: "I hate it when my dad _________." Make the setting relaxed and comfortable. Maybe even do it while you're out on a walk or something...that usually leads to more free-flowing conversations with kids. Your kids answers will be pretty illuminating. My guess is most of our kids would probably say something like: "I hate it when my dad yells." "I hate it when my dad isn't around." "I hate it...

By now everybody has heard about the hero dad who tragically passed away at the Trump rally on Saturday. When I first heard the news about Corey Comperatore, I went back and forth on whether I should post about him. On the one hand, I didn't want it to seem like I was being opportunistic. I didn't want it to look like I was trying to engagement-farm off of this man's sacrifice. But on the other hand, I know many people look to me to provide my take when fatherhood is presented so starkly in...

I posted this yesterday and people lost their minds: But most of those people misunderstood it. People frequently ask me about my diet.I say I try to stay in a slight caloric deficit, and I try to eat between 150-200g of protein per day. If I do those 2 things consistently, I leave a ton of room for flexibility and stay at my target weight with little effort. If that's what you want to do, that's why this chart is so helpful. It isn't saying "these protein sources are BAD" ... It's saying...

My wife went down with the stomach bug last night. Which isn't ideal, because as many of you know we're expecting our third baby any day now. She's feeling better now, but of course I caught whatever it was this morning, hence the late email (sparing you the details but suffice to say this is the first time I've been able to focus my eyes today) I had a thousand things I wanted to do today. Record two podcasts. Call inside the fatherize community. Create some multi-platform contnet. And write...

The other day a guy on linkedin sent me a message Something along the lines of "hey I have some questions about my business, can you help me?" I actually gave him a couple quick pointers based on a cursory glance of his profile (this was probably a mistake) and I told him I'd be happy to help further inside the Fatherize community if he wanted to join. His response (notice he doesn't say thank you): "I still have some questions, let's get on a call Thursday after 4pm PST." Excuse me?? This...

Something I started doing after our first son was born that I recommend to all parents I work with: Daily Family JournalingYou may be thinking "oh no, not another daily journal habit post" BUT what I'm talking about is different. This literally takes less than 1 minute of your time per day. Here's what you do: -Create a google-doc -Every day, when you wake up and check your phone (I know you do this...don't lie)...go into your doc and write ONE memory of your kids from the day before That's...

By Save Your Sons. We've all heard of the book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie And if you haven't heard of it...go read it as fast as you can There are a lot of good pointers in the book, but one section that's often overlooked is when he talks about the power of genuine, lavish praise In other words, if you want to influence people, don't forget to praise them I use this concept all the time with my kids Yesterday I got my 4 year old son some new monster trucks off...

By Save Your Sons. A few months ago on Twitter (or...X) a commenter told me something that stuck with me. I can't remember who left the comment. If it was you, send me a DM and I'll give you a shoutout. But we were talking about nighttime routines with our kids. And the commenter said something that I immediately started incorporating with my own kids. He said every night, after reading to his kids, he asks each of them 4 questions. What was your favorite part of today? What was your least...

If you have younger kids, you're familiar with the struggle to get them to follow directions. Our 4 year old is no exception. He's a particularly obstinate child (I say he gets it from his mom, she says he gets it from me, which I guess proves we're both right). His default is to basically do the opposite of what we ask. But years ago I read about the power of stories when it comes to getting kids to follow directions. Seems obvious in hindsight, but telling or reading stories to your kids...

I was on my Exodus90 call the other night and one of our members brought up something interesting I believe my Exodus fraternity brother first heard this from Jordan Peterson, who may have gotten it from Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget... Here it is: When one of your kids falls down and scrapes their knee... Or they bonk their head on a dining room table... Or they fall out of bed and wake you up crying... Or any other of the dozens of bumps and bruises they seem to accumulate over the course...