"Coloring can be the stress reliever we dads have been looking for, as well as the much needed bonding time our kids are craving."
Well, my daughter has the key to helping everyone find their happy place. That secret apparently is coloring books. Maybe this is why there is a rise of "adult coloring books" popping up on the shelves at your local Wal-Mart. A recent CNN article discussed the mental health benefits adult coloring. In our world that is consumed with live tweeting and updating our statuses, coloring allows us to reconnect to a less stressful time when all we cared about was crayons. The point here is that coloring books give us a good means of slowing down. It's so easy to reach for our cell phones to check this or that only find more social media drama...aka stress. Coloring has the exact opposite effect. Pick up a coloring book today and try it. You'll be glad that you did. I think our politicians and world leaders need to allow more time in their schedules for coloring in 2017. Coloring can be the stress reliever we dads have been looking for, as well as the much needed bonding time our kids are craving. Power to the Crayon!!!