More than anything, be present.
‘I thought it couldn’t get any better!’
Just like Mother’s Day is hard for me, as a bereaved mom, I know that Father’s Day can be excruciating for bereaved dads.
Despite advances in gender equality for women, men typically get the short end of the stick in the shish kabob of divorce.
There’s no big fancy fatherhood magazine, no Oprah for dads, and fewer father in older generations sat down with their sons and told them how to be a great father. So Derek Markham wants to share with dads what he has learned, in hopes it will help. Please add to the list.
And you can too. Read their thoughts and ideas here. Join the conversation on our Facebook Page. Submit your own articles. Together, we are raising the bar as to what it takes to be a father.
My father is always there, encouraging me, motivating me, showing me what it means to be a good parent.
Here are some of the best gifts you can give today.-
For Jamie Reidy, a certain scent conjures up vivid memories of his father. And he is eternally grateful for the reminders.
Melanie Campbell believes we should stop stereotyping dads as not being equal parents and give them the recognition they deserve.
Dads are special just because of who they are.
Sometimes the simplest memories can be the most powerful. Chris Wiewiora shares a story from his childhood in Warsaw, Poland.
“If you don’t deal with your emotions, one day your emotions are going to deal with you.” ~ J. Ivy
Sometimes he fears he’ll turn out like the father he never knew, then he remembers why that can never happen.
Every day is a day to celebrate your crew, any way you can.