Being a father is one of the greatest gifts, as well as responsibilities, of life! When my wife became pregnant and fatherhood was looming, I became depressed. I had two fathers. My first one died when I was almost three. I have a few pleasant memories of him. Without any training on how to raise foster/adopt children, my next father was very tough. This was during the era when many parents still believed strongly in corporal punishment — he did not “spare the rod!” I did not want to raise my child like I was raised. An unresolved past was triggering my depression.
Thankfully, with the help of a therapist, and reading everything I could find at the time about fathering as well as parenting, I did fine. I also married the right woman! What did I do? I tried to treat my children the same way I wanted to be treated when I was a boy. Later, I wanted to help other fathers so I took a graduate class on fathering as a part of a Masters Degree in Ministry. I also went to the National Center for Fathering and received their training on leading father groups. I was already a fan of Dr. Ken Canfield and the ICANs of fathering, so I knew it was going to be good! In other words, I became very serious about fathering! Now, after raising three children, and being a grandfather to three, I feel like I have had some good experience being a father. (I’ll send you my kids’ email address if you need a reference.)
Now, I am offering CORE Father Coaching for you to become a confident dad! Having a family and being a dad has been the greatest gift in my life, and it can be yours too! If it is your first time, I can help you create the right map to get you where you want to be. If you are an experienced father, I can help you find the map! If you are interested in CORE Father Coaching, go to the contact page and let’s get started!