March Madness is officially here! I am not sure who came up with that name, but no other month lives up to its name like March Madness. Excitement, emotion, and sheer madness fill this month for many sports fans and their families.
College basketball teams are preparing to make a run at the NCAA college basketball national championship. Fans are studying and preparing in hopes of creating the perfect bracket. Pundits are talking about this year’s bracket busters and Cinderella teams. Die hard fans are getting their gear ready to represent their alma mater and favorite team.
Getting ready for a great run
Just like everyone else, I am gearing up for March Madness. I am looking forward to enjoying it with my family. In celebration of March Madness I am introducing a series of posts for dads. The series is titled,
March Dadness: Preparing Dads to Make a Championship Run in Fatherhood. [Tweet this]
So, as you follow your March Madness brackets, and cheer your team on to victory, you can also follow my March Dadness series, and lead your family to victory.
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What you can expect from March Dadness
March Dadness can be your game plan for great relationships with your kids. Each post will run in conjunction with a major round in the NCAA tournament. As the tournament goes deeper, so does March Dadness until that “One Shining Moment” is reached. Four posts will run during the tournament. Each with great tips and ways to be a better dad.
- Sweet Sixteen: 16 Gifts The Best Dads Give Their Kids
- Elite Eight: 8 Encouraging Words Elite Dads Say to Build Self-Confident Kids
- Final Four: 4 Lessons Great Dads Teach Their Kids
- One Shining Moment: The One Moment a Dad Dreams Of
How to get involved with March Dadness
Every dad has learned something that has helped him to become better at being dad. Share your March Dadness tips in the comment section below.
You can also join the conversation and share your tips on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Use the hashtag #MarchDadness when you do. I’ll be including this hashtag through the month while, tweeting, facebooking, and G+ing.
You can also subscribe to my updates so you do not miss any of the March Dadness series posts. And do not forget the other dads out there. Share this series with them.
Better dads lead better families, who raise better kids. [Tweet this]
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Question: What is the best advice you can give a new dad, or what is the best advice you have been given from another dad?
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My advice would be for Dads to be a role model – children really do receive what they see, often more than what they are told!
Great advice Utokia! Thx for sharing.
I would tell new dads to be present and to actively participate in raising their kids. Great post Jackie
Great advice! Thx Ronnie.
Best advice I could give to a new dad is be a leader. Lead by example. Even when you think they’re not, your children are watching.
Brianna, you are right about that! Another blogger commented on a post of mine the other day saying, “More is caught than is taught.” That is the truth!
This sounds like one great idea and I am sure many fathers will appreciate it. Many times i think Dads might not get some of the shine and attention they deserve so March Dadness seems like a great idea! I will stay tuned for more!
Man, I could not agree w/you more Troy! Thx for the encouragement!
Best advice I ever heard was, You don’t define quality time, your kids define what quality time is and they often define quality time as quantity time.” I thought that was deep when you think abou it.
That is good stuff! I like that…thx Lamar!