This week’s for the Dads Doing It Right series I highlighting some dads who are all about being a good father. They are sharing some great moments and stories that they have experienced with their kids. Some of these dads are from the This Working Dads Care program over at Fathering Together. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Dan Betts – The Breaking Dad Sharing Moments With Evie
Dan is from Hampshire, UK. He is a co-parent to his daughter Evie. Evie’s mom and Dan separated just over two years ago when she was two and have since been navigating the ups and downs of a co-parenting life which as we know can be tough. Dan started to share their journey together on social media in an honest, no-frills and candid way, to show other co-parents who are struggling with parental separation that they aren’t alone. You can read his work over at The Breaking Dad.
Paul Humes – Wild Nature Play
Paul has been in education as a licensed K-6 educator, camp counselor for over 12 years. He also worked as a teaching consultant, outdoor skills mentor, and environmental educator. Paul has managed a variety of small businesses including a wilderness skills school and international hostel. He served in both the US Air Force and US Peace Corps. He works on a site called Wild Nature Play. Check out his articles over at his site wildnatureplay.com.
Larry Schooler – Educator And Author
Dr. Larry Schooler is a father of two and a husband of one. He is also a mediator, facilitator, consultant, and educator. Larry teaches facilitative leadership at the University of Texas and is a senior fellow at the National Civic League. He is the author of a manual on effective public meetings and a forthcoming book on resolving large public conflicts. In his nonexistent spare time, he trains for and runs marathons and plays the piano.
Tommy Maloney – Blending Family
Tommy was around 5 years old when he watched his father leave him and his mom. When Tommy was confronted with his own divorce he did not want the same vision for his son, nor did he want to be an absentee dad. In 2009, Tommy found himself about to be laid off and that is when he knew he had a bigger purpose in life then having a “day job.” While going through the divorce process Tommy was writing down ideas to stay connected with his son, Connor, because he was on the road as a software trainer 100 percent of the time. These ideas became a published book, 25 Tips for Divorced Dads: How to Create Special Memories and Grow Your Bonds With Your Children.