CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS:
Actor (“Poot” from HBO’s “The Wire”), Author and Rapper
MLB Catcher formerly with Rockies and Tigers
Owner and Co-Founder of Wahoo’s Tacos
PRAISE FOR PROJECT:
Lots of dads and moms have been offering their praise for this project chronicling the fatherhood revolution. Here is what some of them have had to say (email us your praise at firstname.lastname@example.org):
I am honored you would like me to be a part of your book.
Retired MLB Catcher
Dads Behaving Dadly is an important project. In a time when family structure is falling apart, this book will bring back to life the idea that dads are an integral part of a family and of raising a well-adjusted child.
Call Her Happy Blog
I love it! Thanks for sharing. I will make sure to let my network know about this opportunity.
Director, The Black Fatherhood Project
Thanks for finding our project and letting us know of your passionate and useful work. We are happy to encourage the relevant Dads to write their stories for you. I believe in the purpose of your book and hope that you, and we in our way, can promote positive attitudes about fathering and fathers.
Ray Levy, PsyD
The Fatherhood Project
This has the makings of being a very good project for dedicated DADS to share their stories. I’m not always the most vocal or as my Wife says the most approachable guy when it comes to the DAD at Home debate. That doesn’t make me any less engaged or passionate about being a DAD than the more vocal DADS. These MEN (Hogan and Al) are offering a great project for DADS from different ethnic backgrounds and demographics that wouldn’t normally speak up about what they do to tell their story. DADS, your story matters!!! Make this project a success and share what you do with the world…
I totally agree with your concept of the book. I am a father of 3 and
President of our Dad’s Club at the Elementary school where each of my
children went. I am also a Volunteer Varsity Baseball Coach where my son is
going to High School. I think Dads should be recognized all the time rather
than once a year on Father’s Day.
My church family teases that I’m “passionate about men”….To put it in the right context, I am passionate about encouraging men to stand up as strong dads and to be more engaged in our elementary school. This is the first time anyone has tried to develop a fatherhood program at our school, and it is off to a very strong, encouraging start. It just shows that it is not a lack of interest or willingness from the dads, just lack of a platform where they can feel useful.
I’ll get back with you soon!
I very much agree with the mission and goals of your upcoming book and would like the opportunity to be part of it. As a dad who used to be in the corporate world and not as active in my kid’s lives as I should have been, I have come to understand how important the role of the dad is. I am now a pastor and have the opportunity to be involved in every aspect of my kid’s lives. I volunteer at their schools and am the Team Captain for our All Pro Dad Chapter. I have dads talk to me after every breakfast we have about how much they appreciate the time they get with their kids.
I have actually tossed around the idea of writing a book on this subject but have neither the knowledge or experience in completing such a task.
Thank you for the invitation!! I love your idea, and agree it is time to show more people the impact we can have. I am only one of two dad’s actively involved in the PTA at my daughters school. I don’t think Dad’s realize how much they have to offer, and how important they are. Not to mention how rewarding it can be. So I am actively working to get more Dad’s involved. I have a lot of support from the school and the pta for the work that I am doing. Please let me know what type of stories you are looking for, and how I can submit a story.
Thanks. I will mention your book at our next meeting. If anyone has a good story to share, I will tell them to contact you. I am not the greatest writer, but if I can find the team and proper words to share, I will talk about the paternity leave I took in August 2006 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to stay home with my first child. I know I’m not the only dad that has done this, but it’s certainly not very common… although full-time dads is a growing trend. In fact, there is a story in today’s www.indystar.com that addresses it in case you have interest in reading.
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