Soon after becoming a parent, I began to get overwhelmed. I had no clue how to be the dad I wanted to be. Like most dads, I wanted to be a great dad by being involved in my kids' lives, helping them navigate through life and giving them the love and attention they need. But there was a problem--I didn't have the skills I needed to parent them the way I wanted to parent them.
In recovery, I have been able to look back, using the Core Story tool and other methods, and see that I was repeating the same patterns I experienced in childhood. As I have healed, I have learned how to communicate with my kids, be present in their lives, and help them learn to deal with their emotions. I have learned how to process and deal with my own emotions which has helped me model emotional health in my family. I have also learned how to make amends when I make mistakes, freeing my kids to make mistakes and modeling for them how to make amends. Recovery is not about perfection, it's about reconciling your relationships as a family.
You literally have the opportunity to change your family tree!
As a Dad of seven, I am passionate about helping other dads be the Dad they want to be. If parenting is one of those places that continues to be a struggle in your life, contact us today to setup a time to come in. Your family needs a Dad who is present and engaged in all of life. You are worth it!