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Ep. 24 - Who Do I Ask to Help Me Be a Great Dad?

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This is the All Pro Dad podcast, where in each episode, dads of all ages dive into just one question. Today, we ask, “Who do I ask to help me be a great dad?”

Can you ride a unicycle? For how long? Sure, some guys can, but most of us need a little extra support to keep from crashing. The same goes for parenting. You can try to ride it out solo, hoping for the best, but having supportive people in your life to lift you up when things get shaky is a great idea as a dad. Ted Lowe, Bobby Lewis, and Reggie Lewis talk about how to be a great dad and why all fathers shouldn’t try to handle the task of raising kids on their own.

Society tells men to be strong and self-sufficient, the hero who solves every family problem. But asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s a sign that you care enough about your kids to do whatever is best for them and leads to their flourishing. It takes courage to build a support team to help you weather meltdowns and share the journey. Why is important to ask other people to help you be a great dad? Consider this:

  1. 1. You may be missing something.
  2. 2. You may be giving your kid bad advice.
  3. 3. You sometimes need to bring in a pro.
  4. 4. You feel less pressure as a dad.

The research is clear. We need other people in our lives to help us be the dads we want to be. Who do we choose to help us? Is it a coach? Pastor? Neighbor? Who can you trust to speak into your child’s life to create a strong support system for them and for you? Answer this question, and the weight of parenting will become a little lighter.

Today’s Pro Move: Take one small step to dial another person into your kid’s life. 

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