Podcast Episode 022, 58 min
Ep 022: Helping Men Become More Intentional Dads, with Jeff Hamilton

Develop their own plan for being the dad that God's designed them to be. And so they know what's expected of them. They know they have a plan and I think we can start to feel successful. And it's also a thing that kind of keeps us on track when we are feeling like, eh, maybe I'm not gaining ground. Well, you have a different measure.

As long as you have a plan and you know that you're keeping the work, that thing forward.

Karl Vaters: This is one of the reasons I wanted you on because there are a lot of parenting courses and classes out there. There's a lot of things for moms, moms, groups gets together and instructional books for moms, for moms or I to paraphrase your term dadding for momming.

But there's not an awful lot specifically about being a dad. So if you are a father, you can find parenting books. But specifically for being a father for being a dad, there's very little out there. So let's walk through this, some of the differences between generic parenting instruction and much more specific daddying instruction.

So the main thing you've talked about is, is the plan, because I think you're right, dad, guys in general tend to be more. If you can give me a written plan. I'm going to be, we are going to be really stereotypical in what we're going to be talking about today by doing that we'll hit like 90% of dads out there.

So if you're a dad who functions in a different wavelength than this, we're not insulting you. If you function on a different wavelength, we're just trying to hit the sweet spot for most dads when we're talking this way. So for most guys, The, the idea of just sitting around and talking about your feelings as a dad, isn't something that we're particularly interested in.

We could probably get value out of it. It will probably be good for us, but saying, Hey, we're going to sit and talk in a group of dads about our feelings as dads. You're not going to let it get a lot of guys in the room, but saying I've got a plan. That's one of the key differences for helping fathers be a dad rather than simply generic parenting.

Is that one of the keys to.

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