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.
Dear Son: A Story About How the Universe Paid Me Just For Paying Attention is a true story about how I became a professional athlete (sorta).
To the selfie generation: a bit of advice on growing up, making good choices and building your personal integrity on your way to defining the men you’ll become.
Dear Son: A reflection on a father’s legacy. Your time is limited just like mine. What type of legacy are you leaving your children?
Dear Son: Manhood Looms. My sons are growing up fast. If I were to give them advice as they get ready to graduate high school, this would be it.
I admit it – I’m an introverted dad. I struggle with fears of rejection and loss but I know I can’t be the only one, can I?
Another life lesson from Minecraft from father to son. Are People Inherently Good or Bad? One father’s attempt to answer this tough question.
I think Minecraft is an awesome teaching tool – and I don’t just mean for children. I think it can teach many of us important life lessons.
Dadtography takes on the though issues around here sometimes. Today’s tough issue is explaining Want vs Need to a ten year old.
Dear Son: The world doesn’t owe you anything. If you want something, light a fire under your ass and do something about it.