Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers and single parents…Tips all kids/Teens need from a father figure
Happy Fathers Day! How are you celebrating today?
We celebrate my hubs Mick daily but today we are going to have some extra fun bowling with all the kids…we have 4 so it’s always a party in the Mcrew house
Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” — Anne Geddes
▶️34% of kids in the USA today live without their fathers.
▶️Thank goodness for all the men teachers, coaches, uncles, mentors, step dads, grand fathers and healthy men’s podcast, books etc. to help kids learn the important role of a man
❤️ Celebrating all the Fathers and single parents today
▶️Those who don’t know their fathers
▶️Single parents/foster parents/ grandparents who are raising kids
▶️Those who don’t have a healthy relationship with their fathers
▶️Those who can’t have children
▶️Those who have never known their fathers
▶️Those who have lost their father (R.I.P. Bob I miss you so much)
▶️Step fathers, coaches, uncles, teachers, mentors etc. who are father figures
▶️Those who can’t be with their fathers (Wish I could be with my dad James who is in Florida 🥲)
▶️Every hug you give, every joke you share, every moment that you listen patiently, every time you take a deep breath and see things from your child’s perspective, every time you role model for your child how to manage anger responsibly and show up with integrity for all the blessings and emotional roll coaster rides, you’re shaping your child into a person who will make you proud.
We celebrate you!
Get out the tissues… Derek Redmond in the Barcelona 1992 Olympics, it brought tears to my eyes. Watch 2 min. Video
His coach was also his father.
What a beautiful father and son relationship.
This is a Genuine Example of the Six Stages of Attachment all kids need by Dr. Gordon Neufeld’s
▶️Proximity: Physical closeness
▶️Sameness: (having something in common)Dad is coaching son
▶️Loyalty: Dad has his back. He “shoos” away all the reporters, medics and officials
▶️Significance – Unconditional Love – it’s okay that he didn’t win the gold
▶️Love: hugs, pats on the chest, holding him up
▶️Being Known/Vulnerability – Dad is a safe person with whom he can cry and express vulnerability
When our children are all grown up and we look back, these stages of attachment are what we will want them to remember the most. These experiences of being there and supporting them through the tough times.
Here’s Some Important Articles To help your kids grow by Laura Markham
5 Things I Wish My Father Did More When I Was Growing Up by Steve Cessario, writing at Fatherly
Why Being a ‘Manly’ Dad Can Be So Bad for Your Kids by Ross McCammon, writing at Men’s Health.
Nature and LIfe’s Hard Lessons by Jacob Baynham, writing at Outside Magazine.
I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad by Patrick Coleman, writing at Fatherly.
Setting Limits with Teens and Preteens by Dr. Laura Markham, writing at Aha!Parenting.
Real Men Do Cry: 3 Ways I’m Teaching My Sons Emotional Honesty by Stephen Ebbets, writing at Fatherly.
Happy Fathers Day celebrating special fathers, grandfathers or other parenting figures in your life.
P.S. Just a reminder back to school workshop for kids and parents to help kids/teens transition back to school with less stress & MORE confidence is coming up in July. To learn more click link below or reply back to this email.
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