By Jay Payleitner
"God, please support me...another online game of Candy Land..." various dads spend time with their youngsters. besides the fact that, many haven't any clue what their childrens relatively need. input writer Jay Payleitner, veteran dad of 5, who is additionally struggled with the best way to building up his kid's lives. His 52 issues children want from a Dad combines basic beneficial properties with step-up-to-the-mark demanding situations males will relish:
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It’s actually better if they forget you’re there. Don’t turn on talk radio unless it’s a decoy. Once in a while, you can ask whoever is riding shotgun to find a good station. But for the most part, just sit back, sneak an occasional peek in the rearview mirror, and get a glimpse of a little slice of their life. Network with other parents. ” It sounds like a joke, but it’s not. We know hundreds of parents and they know our kids. Sure, sometimes it seems like our kids are overscheduled and involved in way too many group activities, but all those kids in all those events have parents.
When I bring this topic up at men’s events, I’ll stop and give the audience two minutes to pull out their wallets and share their photos with the guys sitting nearby. The response has become predictable. Half the guys have no photos at all (or maybe no wallet). A third have ancient school photos of some or all of their kids. A very small percentage have recent photos of each member of their family—including their wife. Fathers who recently went through a birth, family wedding, or graduation do a little better.
Certainly the cultural climate has changed drastically, but I’m pleased to confirm (and not at all surprised) that truth is still truth, Jesus is still “more than a carpenter,” and young people still need unconditional love and strong role models. In 1991, I co-authored the book How to Be a Hero to Your Kids, which helped give a biblically based, positive parenting plan to a generation of fathers. One of those young dads was Jay Payleitner, who was the producer for Josh McDowell Radio for more than 13 years.