Some men just have a hard time moving into the role of an involved father. Some have done jailtime, some are caught in a cycle of low income and few means. Though oftentimes, society is quick to label these men as “absentee” or “deadbeat” dads, it’s possible that with some guidance and structure, they’ll end up being the best dad on the block.
Dove Men+Care is hosting an event in about an hour that will delve into the inner-workings of fatherhood. Co-hosted by the Dad 2.0 Summit guys, this event features NFL legend Doug Flutie, and many dad bloggers will be in attendance (including me).
You’ll also be able to watch this event live on Facebook at 7am PST / 10am EST.
I turned my back on him for an instant and he was gone. I didn’t hear a sound. Except the other customers at REI. But I knew where he’d go. It’s not hard to plot a 2 year old’s path through a camping gear store. When he wasn’t in the tent, I found him playing in the hanging forest of sleeping bags. We looked for boats, climbed on the boot testing rock; and stopped when Ray, who was working in shoes, said to stop. Then checked out and headed to dinner.
I was thinking pizza. Kids will eat pizza because it’s just hand-held spaghetti. But the freeway exit closest to Blind Onion Pizza was closed. I decided to try an unknown quantity: In-N-Out Burger. Unknown because he hasn’t ever really gotten into cheeseburgers. He likes cheese, and sandwiches and meatballs, so I called a cheeseburger a “meatball cheese sandwich” to improve the likelihood he’d eat it. It was still a risk. Dude night could be fight night…
Dad bloggers who are handy in the kitchen are invited to enter the ReadySetEat Dads’ Cook-Off, sponsored by ConAgra Foods and the Dad 2.0 Summit.
This is a great contest that opposes the myth that men – especially dads – are no good in the kitchen. And four lucky dads will receive a full ride to the Dad 2.0 Summit, happening January 31st, 2013.
The translation is a little iffy, but from what we can tell, some knucklehead dad in China who was angry about a family dispute tried to commit suicide with his baby in his arms, and Chinese police did exactly what needed to be done – they kicked his ass back into reality.
In the United States, there would have been a stand-off for six days and the dad would have been talked down by teams of trained psychologists and mediators. In China, they simply boot you back off the ledge and take the baby out of harm’s way.