This series of free beginner guitar lessons should have you strumming simple songs within a few hours.
Playing children's songs on guitar with your kids is a great way to introduce them to music. Here is a growing list of songs you can play for your kids. Includes both lyrics and chords.
Playing in front of people for the first time can be daunting. Your ultimate key to success is to telegraph problems you could and will run into, and prepare yourself for those hurdles. Here are some ways you can ready yourself for that first terrifying gig. Top Ways to Prepare For Your First Gig.