Daddy Nickell

Robert Nickell, aka Daddy Nickell, father of 6, offers his "5 cents" worth of advice to expectant and new parents. Daddy Nickell is the founder of Daddyscrubs.com, delivery room duds and daddy gear for dads, and the Daddyscrubs.com blog where he covers topics about parenting and the latest baby and kids gear, all from a Dad's perspective.




Creating Healthy Family Traditions

One of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy family lifestyle is to create family traditions. What kind of healthy family traditions does your family consider important? Do you play a sport together, swim or make healthy dinners as a team? Now is a great time to start incorporating healthy activities into your own family. I guarantee your kids will be game as long as you’re doing it together. And as your children grow...

October 23, 2014 Read Blog


5 Tips to Potty Train Your Child

For most parents, potty training is a daunting task (whether it’s kid #1 or #7, like me). We stress, bribe, beg and pray it goes quick and easy. But the fact of the matter is it’s different for each child and there’s not one prescription for perfect potty training. There are, however, tried and true tips that you can put into action to help the process along.  Here are a few tips that have worked great for our family: Step one—Wait...

October 16, 2014 Read Blog


Tips to Handle Sibling Squabbles

As difficult as it is as a parent to listen to your kids squabble, it is a necessary learning tool. When kids interact with parents and other adults, they learn about authority and respect. When they interact with their siblings they are honing skills that will help them resolve conflicts, deal with differing opinions, compromise and negotiate as well as learning how to empathize. This stage will pass and they will eventually become better...

October 9, 2014 Read Blog


How to Successfully Co-Parent

Divorce is hard enough to go through as an adult, however, when kids are involved the struggle can reach a whole new level. I’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts that will make co-parenting a little bit easier, so that you and your ex are able to focus on being the best pso Pandora Beads Australiaarents you can be. Do: Communicate with your ex. As much as you likely don’t want to communicate with your ex after a divorce, you need to...

October 2, 2014 Read Blog


Disciplining: Thinking Outside the Box

As a parent I know that for every bit of fun and enjoyment to be had with Pandora Charms Australiand, there’s always the possibility of consequences and necessary discipline, too. It’s the parent’s responsibility to teach their children right from wrong, as well, as how to behave, how to treat others, etc. – I know, it’s a BIG job! With seven kids of my own ranging in age from 8 months to 27 years old, I’ve learned a thing or two...

September 25, 2014 Read Blog


Tips to Build Self-Esteem in Kids

A healthy self-esteem is the foundation to a lifetime of positive mental health and social happiness.How you feel about yourself affects how you behave and how you treat others. Kids who understand their own strengths and weaknesses and feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflict and resisting negative pressures. It’s our job as parents to help build our children’s self-esteem and make them feel good about...

September 18, 2014 Read Blog


Don’t Let the Flu Catch You

We’re nearing that time of year again—the dreaded cold and flu season. This year you can be prepared to take control and keep illness at bay by following these easy tips. With seven children of my own I know the flu, or even a cold, can wreak havoc on a child’s immune system, and if you have multiple children in your home then you know full well how quickly illness can spread from one child to another. Follow these easy tips to help your...

September 11, 2014 Read Blog


Dads—Be There

You fathered a child, and now it’s time to step up and be a present, active participant in that child’s life. ralph lauren big pony polo play an important role in raising a child, and there are many reasons why dads should be active, including: Love: The love shared between a child and a parent is special. Active dads have the opportunity to not only show their children love, but to help teach them how to build and nurture loving...

September 4, 2014 Read Blog


Back-to-School Time Saving Strategies

With seven kids of my own, I’ve had my fair share of school morning mayhem over the years. Through trial and error, it also taught me what works and what doesn’t work to get everyone dressed, fed breakfast and out the door on time.  School mornings don’t have to be stressful with a few simple measures in place to keep your sanity intact.  Below I’ve shared a few tried-and-true time saving ways to help your kids stay on...

August 21, 2014 Read Blog


It’s Back to School Time

It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming to an end, and the first day of school seems closer than ever. I’m here to let you know there are things you can do now, prior to the first day of school, that’ll help your child be more prepared for the new school year. Routine: Summer fun can lead to hectic schedules, but it’s important to ease kids back into a more stable routine prior to the first day of school. A week or two before...

August 14, 2014 Read Blog


Creating Healthy Family Traditions

One of the most important things you can do to maintain a healthy family lifestyle is to create family traditions. What kind of healthy family traditions does your family consider important?  Do you play a sport together, swim or make healthy dinners as a team?  Now is a great time to start incorporating healthy activities into your own family.  I guarantee your kids will be game as long as you’re doing it together.  And as your children...

August 7, 2014 Read Blog


What to do When Your Child Misses Mom (or Dad)

When you are a divorced parent, you’re undoubtedly going to run into tricky situations from time to time. Often, children will miss the other parent in-between visits, and when this happens you’ll need to have a plan and know what to do to ease the transition and comfort your child. I’ve put together three tips that’ll help you do just that. Freedom of Expression: It’s perfectly normal for your child to be sad and miss the other...

July 31, 2014 Read Blog



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