The Surprisingly Difficult Responsibility of Loving Children

How many times have you admired the sight of your peaceful, sleeping children?

Their bright, warm smiles? Their cheery laughs? Their infectious, irrepressible joy?

Pretty easy to fall in love with, right? There is really nothing that we are blessed with on this earthly plane that are quite as special as children

Why is that? What is it about children that makes them so special?

It’s not just we parents who recognize how unique they are, and we aren’t the ones who give them value.

The 5 Places Where Fatherhood Starts

Today we’re excited to feature a special guest on the Dad Matters blog, Matt Brown.

You may recognize him from Twitter or from one of his many books or from Think Eternity or from a previous post he wrote for us on the topic of knowing nothing about being a dad. (Which was great.)

However, if by any chance you don’t recognize him, we’ll get out of the way and let him introduce himself.

Cheers!

- DM

 

Where Fatherhood Starts

By Matt Brown

My wife and I are expecting our first baby, a boy, later this year.

Talking to My Son About Sex

Today, we would like to introduce you to our guest blogger, Rachel Zoller.

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Tuesday seemed ordinary enough. The usual struggle to get my 6 year old son to actually eat breakfast, make his bed, and put his shoes and coat on so I could drop him off at school and get to work on time.

Little did I know what was on his mind.

“I’m Emma’s only friend,” my son announced when we were 8 blocks from school.