One of the greatest challenges our children face is their own self-diminishment.
As we segment the lifecycle of fathering into the three chapters of coach, counselor and consultant, it’s commonly perceived that being a coach is the most important part of a dad’s responsibility through the first 6-7 years of their child’s life. I contend that, in reality, a dad is all three of these (coach, counselor, consultant) all the time throughout their children’s lives.
There’s a theory out there in the annals of “daddom” that the lifecycle of fathering can be loosely characterized by three major phases; Dad as Coach, Dad as Counselor, and Dad as Consultant….Dads are coaches. A family needs a great coaching dad every bit as much as a team needs a great coach to win.
I’ve decided that Chinese restaurants are for the kid at heart. Where else can you go and get a surprise with every meal? Fortune cookies are like Cracker Jacks.