#THATSMYDAD HONORING THE FATHERS WHO SHAPED OUR LIVES
Take the “That's My Dad!” challenge and then PASS IT ON!
PRINT. The That’s My Dad! sign click to download
PLACE. In the white space, write the name of your father, grandfather or a mentor who impacted your life and that you want to honor.
POSE. If that person is still alive, take a picture with him and the sign filled in with his name. If he is no longer alive take a selfie with a picture of him (if one is available) and the filled in sign. Of course you can always just post a selfie of you holding the completed sign to honor the man who most impacted you.
POST. Now post the photo on any and all social media you are a part of including a few words about that person. Once you post your picture and note CHALLENGE every one you know to do the same.
WHY "THAT'S MY DAD"
Men have an identity issue! Often, Hollywood depicts us as self-centered couch potatoes who are always looking to party, act like adolescents and play video games. Shirking all of our responsibilities along the way.
One example of this lack of respect for fatherhood may be best illustrated by a recent survey of holiday church attendance. At the bottom of the list with Independence Day was, you guessed it, Father’s Day. As a matter of fact, MOST people no longer can even tell you when Father’s Day is! Why has this once welcomed day to honor fathers become little more than a footnote to church attendance or the evening news?
Despite the fact many of us have fallen for that misrepresentation, there are many good men who are great dads who have embraced the God-given role of fatherhood and are making an impact in the lives of their children and helping them to build and live successful lives.
Conversely, the one common denominator of many of society’s ills—pornography, human trafficking, abortion, rape, murder, alcoholism, teen suicide, and incarceration—can be traced to absentee fathers.
From these statistics, it is easy to see that men who have abdicated their roles as fathers is the single greatest problem in society today. Dads need to step up to assume their rightful roles as leaders of the family. Our kids are looking at us, and studying us, to see if we are really going to protect them, lead them, and love them.
We need to once again make it cool to honor those men who have stood up to be great dads, grand-dads or mentors.
The truth is our kids want to, or at least yearn to, stand up and shout, “That’s my dad!”
BUY THE BOOK
To succeed at the highest level of any profession requires not just skill, but also confidence and mental toughness. Many men and women have natural skills, but many would also be the first to say that without the affirming love and support from their fathers or a father figure, they would not have made it to the top of their fields.
In That s My Dad! authors Joe Pellegrino and Joe Battaglia look at father models, both positive and negative, that helped to shape the lives of successful men and women in the competitive worlds of media, arts and entertainment, and professional sports.