To all the young Dads out there who doubt themselves and think they don’t matter: You’re one of a kind. You’re irreplaceable. You matter.
Here’s my Father”s Day message to Dads, especially young Dads. You matter. It doesn’t matter what your wife or your girlfriend says. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to do anything useful or even if you have a job. You matter. Don’t buy into any of the junk that you hear that your kids will be fine without you. They won’t.
Here’s the big news for Dads, especially young Dads who think they have nothing to offer because they’re not working and have no prospects. Three-year olds don’t check resumes. They don’t care what you do as long as you are decent to them. It’s a very low bar to be a meaningful Dad to a child. Would it be better if every Dad had a family-supporting job? Absolutely. Would it be better if they all took parenting classes and were actually interested in child development instead of…
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