S&H is increasing its parenting-related content. Editor Ben Nussbaum explains why.
Our longtime columnist Paul Sutherland writes about fatherhood in this issue. He states that instead of spending his time encouraging and teaching others how to invest, start businesses, or even grow spiritually, he wishes he had focused on one thing: Exhorting men to become better fathers.
If you’ve been to spiritualityhealth.com lately, you may have noticed that we’ve added more coverage of topics of interest for anyone who is around kids—parents, teachers, aunts or uncles, grandparents, neighbors.
I often think of a conversation I had with a friend almost a decade ago. I was preparing to leave my demanding full-time job to be a stay-at-home dad. This was territory he knew well from his own non-linear career and life path. He told me that parenting would make me a better person. In fact, he stressed it to the point where I became a little offended. I was pretty sure I was already a good person!
Why has this stuck with me? I think it’s because, at the time, I didn’t really think of parenting as part of my own inner journey.
I guess I thought I would make a bunch of memories, take a lot …