What do you do for overcoming fear in your life? What fears did you have as a kid? What fears do your kids have? Fears are almost always unfounded but they are real. Overcoming fears as a child is a big step to learning how to overcome fears as an adult.
Moms and Dads are known for their ability to douse or raise a young kids hopes with one simple sentence that they remember for the rest of their lives. Phrases like…
We arrived in Las Vegas and as you can imagine, it was hot! Of course, I wasn’t old enough to gamble (though I probably snuck in a nickel or quarter into those one-armed bandits as my grandma called them). The only place in Vegas that was kid-friendly was Circus Circus so that’s where we would go. As my dad spent time at the blackjack table I would spend time up in the arcade, playing pinball and arcade games. I won a rediculously sized St. Bernard stuffed animal that had to travel with us the rest of the trip.
children are in the mid/early 20’s they are going to a lot of weddings. And, of course, many of our friends are near our age and their children at the “marrying” ages. This week’s leaving a legacy questions focus on our marriage and relationship with “mom”.
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? I had some anger issues as a child. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it then. I mean, I guess I knew when I’d have outbursts of anger. I wasn’t numb. But, I didn’t see it as a problem or something that needed attention or that it indicated a deeper seeded issue […]
Have you enjoyed digging through the recesses of your memory on things you may not have thought about for years? This week’s questions may conger up more of those kinds of memories—at least they did for me. How are you leaving your legacy to your kids?
Remember Sunday school growing up? I don’t, really. I went to church a few times as a kid but it was not part of our family ritual. And, as I have shared in previous posts, my dad came over on Sunday’s to pick me up and that was our day together. So, I only heard […]
Family. Just the mention of that word will elicit warm, fond and joyful memories and thoughts or anger and pain. There is no other word which has that kind of effect on our soul. Family. It’s where we are shaped and our earliest memories of life are deposited into our development bank account. The impact of those early days on how we developed later in life is significant. This is why the kinds of questions that we will answer in this weeks Leaving Your Legacy journal will either be fondly recalled or hard to bring to the surface of our minds.
How are you leaving your mark on your family or as a man to your family? For most of us we’ll just be a memory. But, if you join DadPad on this adventure, you’ll have something that will be more than a memory you can leave your family when you are no longer here!
When did you first learn about sex and who told you? Don’t answer that here! This was one of last weeks questions on DadPad’s Leaving Your Legacy project. Want to leave more than a memory to your children? Join us on this project to leave more of ourselves to our family.