Being the father of a teenager can be tough. Being the father of a teenage daughter can be even tougher unless you understand the ins and outs of speaking “girl.” I’m not going to say I’ve mastered the language but I have become better at the subtleties of speaking to our 14 year old. My key takeaways recently have been that less is better than more. As in less talking, more listening. Or, let’s be honest, no talking, just go away.
I don’t travel for work much anymore but when I do (nod to the most interesting man in the world), I want to use the time away in the most productive way I can. More than anything, I want the time away not to be a waste of the time I have to be away from my family.
As parents, we live busy lives. We work full-time either in the home or outside of the home. We run our kids all over the place to get to appointments, school events, and practices. Of course, we all want to use our time effectively so that we can get everything done so we all buy smart phones and tablets to help us do that. The only problem is that there is sometimes a learning curve to get us where we need to be in order to save the time we want. This week we’ll look at how iOS users (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) can find some easy tricks to speed up some of the things we do to save some time.
“You know you’re exhausted when you start referring to your kids as, “That one” or “The big one.””