Next to the relationship with our spouses, our relationship with our kids comes close behind. While I don’t believe we should make our kids relationship a priority over our spouse, it has a huge impact on the way your family will function.
Fathers need to be fully present
I believe the relationship a dad has with his kids sets the tone for the parental relationships of the family. You have read the statistics of what happens to kids and families when dad is not present in the home. I understand those statistics are based on when dad is not physically present. However, if we could measure the results of dad being physically present, but not actively engaged, we might find some pretty alarming numbers as well.
A team of dads playing for the same goal
One of the major goals of my writing is to help dads in this area. Leading your family is no easy task. It is a task that sometimes takes a team. If the team serves no other purpose than to remind you that you are not alone in this pursuit of being a better dad, then it has done well. Today, I have released my first eBook specifically geared toward helping dads become better dads. And because it is March, it has a special theme.
Sports fans know the significance of March for the world of sports. Yes, with the selection of teams for NCAA college basketball’s National Tournament yesterday, it is officially March Madness.
March DADness can help you win as a dad
What better way to reach dads than a March Madness themed book on fatherhood, right? I hope that my book will be an encouragement to dads who read, and provide them with some practical ways they can become winners at fatherhood.
The book is called, March DADness: Preparing Dads to Make a Championship Run in Fatherhood. It is available for free on my site, and includes 28 practical actions that will help dads become better. Below is an excerpt of the book which corresponds with the Elite 8 round of the NCAA tournament:
A special group of teams and dads
I looked up the definition of the word “elite.” Here is what dictionary.com says:
“The choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons”
So as an elite dad, you are part of a group of dads who are the best at what you do. A group of dads who have excelled at what they are doing, and surpassed the field. One of the main reasons a dad is considered elite, is how well their kids perform.
Very few kids perform well in a discouraging environment filled with discouraging words. Elite dads understand this and build the self-confidence of their kids through encouragement.
If you are a new dad, or working through the field to reach elite status, practice saying encouraging words to your kids. I have compiled a list of things to say. Words that will encourage your kids, build their self-confidence, and strengthen the bond you share.
You can grab your own free copy of March DADness here on my site. In addition, for those who love the NCAA tournament challenges and bracket busters, I have created a March Madness Bracket Challenge.
Join other parents aiming to be better
When you get my book you will also be given access to our private March DADness bracket challenge. You will compete with a group of like-minded parents for a chance to win some cool prizes from my March DADness sponsor, CoachUp.
So, hop over to my site, grab the book, and join the fun. Meanwhile, I’d love to hear your championship dad experience below…