Dear Son,

I Went Too Far | The Dear Son, Show | Ep 86 #fatherhood #parenting #generations #legacy #transparency

Oct. 12, 2023

Dear son, I went too far! We don’t discuss this often, but I was once a child. Not only was I a child, but a very stupid one at different phases. Well, maybe not a stupid child, but if you isolated certain actions and behaviors, you could easily classify me as stupid-adjacent.  This was a very lighthearted discussion, and it the message is impactful. Yes, those two seemingly opposing concepts can be simultaneously true. Enjoy the banter, but don’t miss the jewels. 

We took advantage of this safe space to evaluate how far the apple fell from the tree. We take parenting seriously, but sometimes we need a quick reminder that we didn’t always have life figured out. We still don’t have life figured out. We departed the hypocritical role of the know-it-all dad and evaluated life through the lens of grace. That’s the beauty of having transparent meaningful conversations with someone that will hold you accountable. Sometimes collectively searching for answers yields collateral benefit beyond the desired solutions. That’s how this platform works, and I pray that you find value here. 

This conversation, as do most, provides a transparent view of life through the lens of fatherhood; however, it does not exclude women. There may be parallel experiences that resonate with you, or you may just want a peak into the minds of men. We wouldn’t be here without you. You're welcome.... you’re all welcome. We invite you to take this ride with us to experience life as we know it.

We learned quite about ourselves during this dialogue, and that’s typical. Hopefully, a point or two will prompt you to have similar meaningful discussions in your home. We highly recommend that you consume the entire episode for the best results. Also, meet us in the comments or tag us with your opinion on social media via the links below. As always, we welcome your perspective. It takes a village. 

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