How first-time dads maximize their child’s health

Just about the first piece of wisdom that every first-time dad hears from someone — a friend, a co-worker, an older relative — is that newborns don’t come with instruction manuals. It’s true. As much as we’d all love babies to come with a link to a PDF instruction manual in multiplelanguages, dads can follow…

Your Kid and Gambling: What to Know and Teach Them about Risk-Taking

You might have experienced your heart jumping into your throat as you witnessed your kid jump from the coffee table to the couch in an Evel Knievel-style stunt – exciting and risky activities can be very appealing to kids.  Because kids don’t always understand or fully acknowledge the impact of their decisions and actions, risk-taking…

2021 Map of the Best Christmas Lights in Reno/Sparks

If you’re looking for the best Christmas light displays in the Reno/Sparks area, look no further. Below is a map to help guide you from neighborhood to neighborhood and show you the houses in Reno and Sparks you shouldn’t miss this year! It features more houses than any other local map! If you have any…

Girl Dad

I’m hesitant to admit this in public, but 2020 was a great year for me and my family. The world was, and still is, neck-deep in a pandemic; many lost their jobs; many lost their lives. I am not blind to the pain I witnessed in so many. Amongst all that pain, however, there were…

Questions to Ask Your Dad this Father’s Day

Any day is a good day to talk with your dad about his life, but what better occasion than Father’s Day to strike up a conversation with your old man? Whether you have the privilege of being with your dad on Father’s Day, or will be making a phone or video call, there’s plenty to…

Break Your Kids Away From Screens This Spring!

By Joe Nannini Reno dads, rejoice! While we’ve loved skiing all winter with the kids, the weather is finally starting to warm up here in the Biggest Little City, and I could not be more excited. After a year of being cooped up at home, the onset of spring in 2021 feels far more promising…

Slug Bug Game: Teaching Kids Area Familiarization – A CIA Officer’s Guide to Protecting Your Family

Area Familiarization 101 Area Familiarization, or AreaFam, is another one of those terms spies, military folk, and police officers toss around regularly that the Reno Dads are borrowing to continue to educate our readership on protecting their families. Much like situational awareness and surveillance detection, area familiarization is another technique that can save your life and…

Raising Leaders

Whether he means to or not, every dad teaches his children about leadership. Through our actions, words, and emotions we are an example to our children of how to lead. Acts of leadership we share are doing things as simple as arriving at an appointment on time, following through with a commitment, and respecting others….

2020 Reno Dads Griswold Award Winners

2020 may not have been an amazing year in general, but it’s been an amazing year for Christmas lights and displays in our community. Reno Dads recognizes those houses that, in the spirit of dad extraordinaire Clark W. Griswold, go above and beyond with decorations and lights to bring joy to the holiday season. Truthfully,…

2020 Map of the Best Christmas Lights in Reno/Sparks

UPDATE: See 2021 Christmas Lights Map If you’re looking for the best Christmas Light displays in the Reno/Sparks area, look no further. Below is a map to help guide you from neighborhood to neighborhood and show you the houses in Reno you shouldn’t miss this year! If you have any trouble seeing the map below,…