Each week my daughters and my wife get to have a one on one date with me where they get to choose the activity, this time gives me the opportunity to see what gives them joy in their lives. Also we are able to reflect on the things that we can improve upon in our relationships. Giving my family time shows how important they are to me and by showing them the respect that I have for each of them and their mother will one day help them in choosing a companion that reflects the values that I have exemplified in their lives. There is no greater calling in my life than that of being a dad, each day I am blessed with the joy of being a father and a husband to 4 beautiful smart and talented women any other accomplishment in my life pales in comparison to the success of my family! Dave Anderson SUPErDADS! Little did I know my little helper was going to grow up to be ambitious cause I did housework... Charles Chenard SUPER DADS! My greatest contribution to my children’s lives will be having surrounded them with enough love that they truly understand the power that it has and will strive to do the same for their family in the future. Kelly Rudyk SUPErDADS! Dad asked the girls to do their chores on a “perfect snow day” and they challenged him to build a Mike Wazowski snowman instead. Looks like the girls got out of doing chores that day! Fresh air, exercise and fun … it was a good break! Monsters University here we come! The kids grow up FAST! Teach them to work hard BUT make sure to balance that with fun too! Building memories, one snowman at a time! Duane Rae I like to think that the unconditional continuous support I gave has made him the wonderful gentleman he is today and that any dad would be proud to say, "he's my son". Tony Moratto My best advice for other fathers: Be there: You are an immense influence on another person’s whole life and you are equally responsible for that person’s life. Your decision to be a father requires your commitment for the rest of your life. Listen to your child: Your child’s needs are a call to action from you. You won’t find what to do on the internet until you have given the time and truly communicated with your child. Admit your mistakes: Sometimes you will be wrong – your child will be right. That’s OK if you talk it over and say you’re sorry. Take advice: Grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends and counsellor all have experiences you may not have. Listen. Enjoy your responsibility: Your job as a father is incredibly important to everyone. Do it as best as you can 24 /7. But also take time to enjoy the great privilege you have been given. Ian Pregitzer "My greatest hopes for my children's future is that they learn to enjoy life and be open to new experiences, that they remain open and respectful to people from all walks of life, and that they find fulfillment in their work and personal relationships." Kris Kasawski
In April 2009, Seniors were invited to submit a brief... "Dear Mom and Dad," to honor their parents and family... 2009 seniors say 'thanks' to their parents.