Daniel Ruyter's "Dear Son" Post Series
Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad.
You Are Why I Write
As dads, one of our biggest responsibilities is raising well-rounded, informed, intelligent and empathetic children. I try to take that very seriously, but also know the harder you try to teach your child, sometimes the less receptive they are to learning those lessons.
I started the “Dear Son” series of posts on my “dad blog” to explore my past, present and future relationship I have with my sons.
I Wrote a Book!
Dating as a single parent can be tough. I know this firsthand because I was a single dad after my divorce. Whether you’re a single dad, single mom or not single at all, I promise you’ll enjoy reading about my experiences!
“Dear Son” Blog Post Series
It’s not all about legacy, but I do often think about what I will leave behind for my sons to remember me by. I hope these posts contribute to my legacy as a dad. I also hope these lessons will some day sink in for my sons. Many of these lessons fall on deaf ears today, but as they grow and grow up, I think they’ll come to appreciate the insight and wisdom that a dad can provide his children.
“That’s not fair!” I hear it all the time. Guess what? The world isn’t fair, but you’re going to have to find a way to deal with it because if you expect everything to be fair, you’re going to be very disappointed.
The holidays are upon us for 2018 and that means it’s time for reflection and time to give thanks. Being thankful for what you have says a lot about who you are.
Ethan is a 6 year old boy who plays with dolls – and he’s awesome. Why is there such a stigma around boys playing with dolls? I think behaviors like this are teaching our boys to be bad fathers.
In this “Dear Son” letter, a big lesson I’ve learned is that there is no “work-life balance” and why it’s important it is to find your passion.
My most recent letter in my “Dear Son” series of posts is about how the next generation should learn from the mistakes of the current generation and live your life with empathy.
I was driving to work the other day and it hit me. I’ve been seeing the signs of a midlife crisis and I have to be honest – I’m a little freaked out.
Dear Sons: on this Mother’s Day, appreciate your mom for all that she is, and not just what the calendar tells you to see.
As you learn the importance of participation, you’ll also understand being a part of something larger than you is necessary for growing up.
Dear Son, “Real men don’t cook” and “you fight like a girl” are clichés that really don't have any place in today's society. The way we fix them is to change our own behavior. As you grow up, it's important to know that it's okay for dudes to be kitchen savvy and not...