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6 Sentences Fathers Need to Say to their children

By Patrick Donohue   |  August 17, 2014
6 key sentences let our children know that we love them, will be there for them and believe in them.

AlignMENt - Teachable Moments from Richard Sherman

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 20, 2014
AlignMENt - Teachable Moments from Richard Sherman
Watching the end of the Seahawks-49ers game yesterday was thrilling and instructive for fathers.

AlignMENt: Helping someone who is depressed

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 6, 2014
AlignMENt:  Helping someone who is depressed
Listening, listening and more listening is the key to helping people with depression.

Put Away Mr. Fix-it

By Patrick Donohue   |  December 13, 2013
Put  Away Mr. Fix-it
If I could give men just one piece of advice it would be this: advise less, listen more.

Creating Gritty Kids

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 17, 2013
Creating Gritty Kids
We are want our children to be able to persevere and persist towards larger goals. In the research by Angela Duckworth this is known as "grit". Read this interesting article to learn how to develop grit in your children.

Alignment: Pay me now or pay me later...

By Patrick Donohue   |  September 13, 2013
Alignment:  Pay me now or pay me later...
Schools have opened all across the country and whether you have a preschooler or a high schooler, Dads play an important role in their children’s academic success.. So, here is my question, “School is open, so what?” The “so what” will determine whether your children benefit from you or are hindered by you academically.

AlignMENt: 10 Key Body Language Indicators

By Patrick Donohue   |  July 19, 2013
AlignMENt:  10 Key Body Language Indicators
You have read the studies like I have about the importance of nonverbal communication. Most researchers estimate anywhere from 85-92% of communication happens nonverbally.

AlignMENt: 3 Key Success Questions

By Patrick Donohue   |  July 13, 2013
AlignMENt:  3 Key Success Questions
When we fail or make a mistake asking three key questions can make all the difference.

AlignMENt: Flipping the Father Day's Script

By Patrick Donohue   |  June 16, 2013
AlignMENt:  Flipping the Father Day's Script
Father's Day should be a springboard to more growth and impact in the following year

AlignMENt: Are you raising gritty kids?

By Patrick Donohue   |  June 8, 2013
AlignMENt:  Are you raising gritty kids?
Grit is the single best predictor of a person's future success.

AlignMENt: Do you know how to burp your kids?

By Patrick Donohue   |  May 25, 2013
AlignMENt:  Do you know how to burp your kids?
Great fathers know that "burping" their children as they get older is critical to help them through the gas bubble of life.

AlignMENt: What are you paying attention to?

By Patrick Donohue   |  May 12, 2013
AlignMENt:  What are you paying attention to?
The best thing you can give your children is not money, gifts, advice or even time. Those are all great, but the best thing you can give your children is your full presence.

AlignMENt: What are you talking about?

By Patrick Donohue   |  May 4, 2013
AlignMENt:  What are you talking about?
Everyday we talk to our kids about big things and small things, important things and silly things. Have you ever taken a step back as a parent and really analyzed what you talk about with your kids?

AlignMENt: Elephants & Mindsets

By Patrick Donohue   |  April 9, 2013
AlignMENt:  Elephants & Mindsets
Our mindset truly does control what we believe we can and cannot do.

AlignMENt: Most people are not bad, they are afraid

By Patrick Donohue   |  March 31, 2013
AlignMENt:  Most people are not bad, they are afraid
Most people are not bad, they are just afraid.
Keywords: dad, fathers, fear, parenting

AlignMENt: Family Game Night for the Year 2013

By Patrick Donohue   |  March 16, 2013
AlignMENt:  Family Game Night for the Year 2013
The Family Game night has a new form. It is called Sporcle.
Keywords: family, game, night, sporkle

AlignMENt: Our Greatest Fear

March 2, 2013
AlignMENt:  Our Greatest Fear
I love this poem from Marianne Williamson. We do the world no favors by playing small.

AlignMENt: Feedback from our Kids

By Patrick Donohue   |  February 23, 2013
AlignMENt: Feedback from our Kids
Feedback and feedforward from our children can move deepen the bonds of our relationships.

AlignMENt: The Myth of Control

By Patrick Donohue   |  February 16, 2013
AlignMENt: The Myth of Control
Do you like to control everything? If yes, the Myth of Control might be wreaking havoc in your life.

AlignMENt: Are we there yet?

By Patrick Donohue   |  February 4, 2013
AlignMENt:  Are we there yet?
The Nike Fuel Band teaches us a great lesson about the motivation of mastery.

AlignMENt: Jack Harbaugh: Inspiring Dad

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 27, 2013
AlignMENt:  Jack Harbaugh: Inspiring Dad
A lesson on priorities from Super Bow dad Jack Harbaugh.

AlignMENt: Is Your Life about Big Rocks?

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 21, 2013
AlignMENt:  Is Your Life about Big Rocks?
We feel aligned and fulfilled when we choose the "Big Rocks" over the "Little Rocks" in our lives.

AlignMENt: Most People are not Bad, they are just Afraid

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 14, 2013
AlignMENt:  Most People are not Bad, they are just Afraid
Most people are not bad people, they are just afraid. This simple understanding makes all the difference in the world when we relate to people, especially our children.

AlignMENt: What Successful Dads tell their kids

By Patrick Donohue   |  January 2, 2013
AlignMENt:  What Successful Dads tell their kids
What if the message you communicated to your children was simply, "You cannot Fail. You can only Learn and Grow."
Keywords: dad, father, fear, grow, learn, success

AlignMENt: Time to Sloooooow Down

By Patrick Donohue   |  December 22, 2012
AlignMENt:  Time to Sloooooow Down
Slow down during the holiday season and appreciate who with are with rather than what we are doing.

AlignMENt: What the @#$*#%! are you thinking? Part II

By Patrick Donohue   |  December 9, 2012
AlignMENt:  What the @#$*#%! are you thinking?  Part II
Our self-talk whether positive or negative has dramatic effects on our outlook and ultimately our actions.

AlignMENt: What the @#$*#%! are you thinking? Part I

By Patrick Donohue   |  December 5, 2012
AlignMENt:  What the @#$*#%! are you thinking?  Part I
What we think is actually more important than how we act, because our thinking will long-term shape our actions.

AlignMENt: Do You Make your Kids Feel Important?

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 25, 2012
AlignMENt:  Do You Make your Kids Feel Important?
When great fathers interact with their kids, their kids feel more important.

AlignMENt: Charles Tillman & the Power of Focus

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 18, 2012
AlignMENt:  Charles Tillman & the Power of Focus
What we focus on will grow.

AlignMENt: Are You a Dream Releaser or Dream Killer?

By Patrick Donohue   |  November 11, 2012
AlignMENt:  Are You a Dream Releaser or Dream Killer?
Great Fathers are dream releasers not dream killers for their kids.

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