I read a handful of great blogs, and Single Dad Laughing is a particular favorite for many many reasons. I’m not totally caught up on all of his past posts, so I just stumbled on this one today via Facebook, and despite having been posted a couple years ago, it’s a reminder of just why I love this blog so much.
Dads. Should anybody buy into this silly notion that anger is sometimes or often necessary? Do you not understand that anger is almost always an emotion for people who wish to control others while simultaneously failing to control themselves? Do you not know that there are incredible books and courses that can teach you better methods? Most importantly, do you not see the speed at which a child is crushed or becomes completely defiant when anger rules the roost? Are you that desensitized to the luminosity of your child’s spirit that it doesn’t crush you completely when they flinch or cower in your presence? Is that really what you want your child to do? To fear you?
You can read the rest at Single Dad Laughing, and I know it’s lengthy, but I hope you’ll read it all. It’s such an important read for any parent, whether you’re a mom or a dad.