by Jay Payleitner – The joy of being a dad should overflow into making physical connections with sons and daughters at every age and stage.
Fathering Fundamentals – ICANs Articles
Pick one fathering challenge, find a way to address it, and make some positive things happen.
Chris told me a story that provides a great example and a new word we can all use to help us remember the importance of encouraging our kids.
One of the greatest presents you can give your daughter is to affirm her through writing. – Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield
How we respond to difficulties or crisis situations will create a reference point that our children will remember and carry forward into the future.
It’s almost a guarantee that we’ll have to stretch a bit—or maybe even take some risks—to connect with our kids and become better dads.
As a father, your children need you to be a dependable, predictable reference point in their lives. Children should know what to expect from you.
We can and must become nurturing dads through giving affection, affirmation, and attention to our children. We do this with our arms, words, eyes and ears.
Our children place great value on our time and our presence. Numerous studies confirm the benefits they see when we invest in their lives.