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Trying To Explain The World To My Son (Questions) – Extended Version

I first posted this article last year. I’ve expanded, and now am reposting, the article. I think it’s important to remember: We have but to listen… and we’ll hear their myriad of questions. Our children are in the process of discovering their world, testing those limits. Interspersed through the questions are realities of the world, with the pain, death and loss. …

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What Does ‘Dad’ Mean To Me?

My son’s 3rd birthday recently came and went, so I’ve found myself asking “What does ‘DAD’ mean?” Heck, I’ve ask myself that question often over the course of the last ~3-1/2 years–even before my son was born (or was a twinkle in my eye). I’ve wondered (and still do): Am I going to be better then my dad or father were? …

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Trying to explain the world to my son

My son is nearly 2 (and a half) years old. I know, in the next few years, I will need to answer some tough and not-so-tough questions that he will have. Questions like: “Dada, why is the sky blue?” “Dada, why can’t I have ice cream before bed?” “Dada, why do my brother and me have different last names?” “Dada, …

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What does it mean to be a Dad or a hero

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”  Abraham Lincoln I ask myself this question each day–upon waking and at the end of each day. Can I do better? Have I done enough? Will this cause massive amounts of therapy in a few years? Will that fall lead to a scar? …

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