In my blog I will share stories about dads and kids, offer insights I have had as a dad and as an observer of other dads, call upon experts for advice, and ask you to share in developing The Manual for Dads. The Manual, like parenting, is going to be a work in progress.
“Dadding”is the term I like to use for the activity of being a dad. Fathering sort of implies procreation but dadding means all the things you do for and with your kids. It means not just “doing” but also caring, respecting, guiding, loving your kids at every stage of their lives.
Nothing in my blog will suggest that a mother isn’t equally important to a father. But here we will just deal with being a dad. I will be reminding you from time to time that whether you are called father, daddy, pop or something else, you are the most important man in your kid’s life.
I like to say: Better dads, better kids, a better world for all. A good dad is the cornerstone of a child’s life. He teaches his kids about life, shows them how to relate to and respect others, and he helps them develop self-reliance and self-control. His goal is to raise responsible kids who will grow into responsible adults. So what you teach to your children, especially by your example, they pass on to their children, and the world becomes a better place.
So who am I to talk about dadding? Good question. I am a man who has spent his married life raising my two kids in partnership with their mother and am now enjoying time with our grandkids. Professionally I produce and distribute educational media for the general education market nationwide. My specialty is affective skill development. Affective education deals with issues related to helping people lead happy, healthy well-balanced lives. If you are interested please click through to About and you will see more about my professional stuff.
Please let me hear from you. What do you want to see in The Manual? We can deal with all things related to relationships between dads and kids. Please check in often as I intend to add new material regularly. And please let other dads know about us.
The Manual for Dads is for dads who love their kids.