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.
I am a dad of two boys and effective tools for teaching life lessons are hard to come by. Enter: Minecraft Life Lessons – Lessons on Materialism.
Dear Son: As you approach your teenage years, I wanted to provide some clarity on the differences between knowledge and wisdom.
In my opinion, we are raising generations of perfectionists. What happens when they fail? It’s okay to fail my son. Learn from your mistakes and grow.
A letter from a father to his sons on the anniversary of his mother’s passing – Dear Sons: On Mortality.
Another Dear Son letter to my boys – Dear Sons: Don’t Forget Your Midwest Roots.
Dear Son: you’ve passed another milestone on your way to adulthood. You have your first big boy bed now and it’s a bitter sweet event for your dad.
A (poem) letter to my son – Dear Son: Just Because. Some advice from a dad to his son.
One of the jobs of a dad is to pass along some of the accumulated wisdom that I’ve managed to acquire over the past (holy crap) 40 years of my life. Well, one of the “life lessons” that I’ve learned is that things don’t always go according to plan.
A letter from a father to his sons about the gravity of life after the passing of fellow dad blogger, Oren Miller.