Learning from Live Away Dads

Lots of us are divorced or otherwise separated from our children. But live-away dads who stay involved with their kids may be the best mentors any father can find.

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They Let Any A-Hole Be a Father

I think every prospective parent should watch the movie Parenthood before getting pregnant. The film could easily be called Fatherhood, since the main character is a dad. That movie makes clear some central truths about fathering:

  1. It is like a roller coaster.
  2. While you can’t guarantee how your actions will affect your children, You can guarantee that your actions do affect your children.
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Tall Tales Cast Long Shadows

black_little_girl_and_dad_vert.jpgEverybody loves a good tale for Halloween (or any other day of the year), whether it’s tall or very, very short.

Creating and writing stories together is great fun and can tap into your best inventive, inspired imagination! Plus, story-telling is an activity that grows with your daughter—you can make up stories together, no matter how old she is. As the years pass, the tales tend to get longer and more interesting—and no less fun.

Below is one simple way to start.

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Books with Feeling

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Listen to Girls

Listen To Girls. I focus on what is really important—what my daughter or stepdaughter thinks, believes, feels, dreams and does—rather than how she looks. I have a profound influence on how my daughter views herself. When I value my daughter for her true self and take her seriously, I give her confidence to use her talents in the world.

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