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Dan Pearce
“Children are gifts. They are not ours for the breaking. They are ours for the making.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Dan Pearce
“Dads. It’s time to show our sons how to properly treat a woman. It’s time to show our daughters how a girl should expect be treated. It’s time to show forgiveness and compassion. It’s time to show our children empathy. It’s time to break social norms and teach a healthier way of life! It’s time to teach good gender roles and to ditch the unnecessary ones. Does it really matter if your son likes the color pink? Is it going to hurt anybody? Do you not see the damage it inflicts to tell a boy that there is something wrong with him because he likes a certain color? Do we not see the damage we do in labeling our girls “tom boys” or our boys “feminine” just because they have their own likes and opinions on things? Things that really don’t matter?”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Shannon L. Alder
“So many people think that they are not gifted because they don’t have an obvious talent that people can recognize because it doesn’t fall under the creative arts category—writing, dancing, music, acting, art or singing. Sadly, they let their real talents go undeveloped, while they chase after fame. I am grateful for the people with obscure unremarked talents because they make our lives easier---inventors, organizers, planners, peacemakers, communicators, activists, scientists, and so forth. However, there is one gift that trumps all other talents—being an excellent parent. If you can successfully raise a child in this day in age to have integrity then you have left a legacy that future generations will benefit from.”
Shannon L. Alder

Dan Pearce
“Dads. Do you not realize that a child is what you tell them they are? That people almost always become what they are labeled? Was whatever your child just did really the “dumbest thing you’ve ever seen somebody do”? Was it really the “most ridiculous thing they ever could have done”? Do you really believe that your child is an idiot? Because she now does. Think about that. Because you said it, she now believes it. Bravo.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Dan Pearce
“Dads. It’s time to tell our kids that we love them. Constantly. It’s time to show our kids that we love them. Constantly. It’s time to take joy in their twenty-thousand daily questions and their inability to do things as quickly as we’d like. It’s time to take joy in their quirks and their ticks. It’s time to take joy in their facial expressions and their mispronounced words. It’s time to take joy in everything that our kids are.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Dan Pearce
“Dads. Do your faces light up when you first see your child in the morning or when you come home from work? Do you not understand that a child’s entire sense of value can revolve around what they see in your face when you first see them?”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Laurie Halse Anderson
“I want to tell him that it's just a stupid car, but bits of me are scattered all over town; the graveyard, school, Cassie's room, the motel, and standing in from of the sink in my mother's kitchen. It takes too much energy to gather all the bits together, so I just sit there and watch him implode. ”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

Dan Pearce
“Do you not realize that your kids are going to make mistakes, and a lot of them? Do you not realize the damage you do when you push your son’s nose into his mishaps or make your daughter feel worthless because she bumped or spilled something? Do you have any idea how easy it is to make your child feel abject? It’s as simple as letting out the words, “why would you do that!?” or “how many times have I told you…”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

“Accept the fact that girls squeal when they're happy or confused or excited or scared or because they just saw a certain boy in line.”
Harry H. Harrison Jr., Father to Daughter: Life Lessons on Raising a Girl

Dan Pearce
“It’s time we stand up and demand more of the fathers of this world. It’s time we stop buying into their rationalizations and their sorry explanations. It’s time we give our kids a fighting chance.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Dan Pearce
“Loving my son, building my son, touching my son, playing with my son, being with my son… these aren’t tasks that only super dads can perform. These are tasks that every dad should perform. Always. Without fail.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Richelle E. Goodrich
“The best fathers have the softest, sweetest hearts. In other words, great dads are real marshmallows.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year

Tao Lin
“I won,” said Chelsea’s dad, and went to give Chelsea a high-five, but missed, as they were standing too close.

“My fault,” he said. “That was my fault.”

“Oh,” Chelsea said.

And he stepped back a little and tried again, but Chelsea, distracted now by something—maybe the plant in the far corner, standing and waiting like a person in a dream; or maybe the green shoe or some other thing that was out there and longing, to be looked at, and taken—wasn’t ready, and their hands, his then hers, passed through the air in a kind of wave, a little goodbye.”
Tao Lin, Bed

Steven Herrick
“He looks again towards the door, expecting Mum to walk in and remind him of something he's forgotten. He smiles awkwardly.
'Is that it, Dad? I've got to go.'
'Your Mum said I should mention ... um ... satisfaction.'
'She said young men should know things, should be told things so that the girl won't be ...' his eyes plead for understanding, '... disappointed.'
[...] 'No worries, Dad. My biology teacher said I was a natural.'
Dad looks confused.
'I'm kidding, Dad.'
[...] Poor bloke, having to do the dirty work while Mum's off with her gang.
'Dad? What did Grandpa tell you about sex?'
'He said if I got a girl pregnant, he'd kill me.”
Steven Herrick, Slice

Nitya Prakash
“Confident women are raised by loving dads.”
Nitya Prakash

Mary H.K. Choi
“Yeah, exactly where a dad should be. Holding a firearm and warding off potential suitors until that daughter is of consenting age,” he said. “Which in my book is about forty-six.”
Mary H.K. Choi, Emergency Contact

Kristina Kuzmic
“Instead of simply teaching our sons that girls are meant to be protect, we need to get them excited about helping to to create a world where girls don't have to be afraid anymore. We need to make it very clear to our sons that they are not just doing women a favor by standing up against sexism. They are actually fighting for a stronger, smarter, kinder world, one that is possible only if women are treated equally. Let's raise incredible guys who will know their worth as decent, responsible men and capable, involved, loving dads.”
Kristina Kuzmic, Hold On, But Don't Hold Still

“I grew up associating dads with suits, the uniform of men with offices.”
Anne Gisleson, The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading
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Roald Dahl
“One could almost hear him saying, 'It's me! Here I come, the great man himself, the master of the house, the wage-earner, the one who makes it possible for the rest of you to live so well! Notice me and pay your respects!”
Roald Dahl, Matilda

“Just the thought of Dad crying made me cry too”
Julie Murphy, Dear Sweet Pea

“Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield

"Why do we got names like we do?" I said.
"They come from old Indian names. We had our own way of naming before white people came over and spread all those dad names around in order to keep the power with the dads."
I didn't understand this explanation about dads. And I didn't know if Bear Shield meant shields that bears used to protect themselves, or shields people used to protect themselves against bears, or were the shields themselves made out of bears?”
Tommy Orange, There There

“Have you ever noticed? In cartoons, fathers are often useless loafs, incapable of even the least bit of kindness. Even though there's no more tender meat than a father's heart!”
Zidrou, The Adoption

“I think any dad who slices a large pickle in two for their kids' sandwich is always a good dad!”
Zidrou, The Adoption

Fábio Moon
“Omar went to the funeral, but watched from afar. So distant that his brother, who hadn’t even come, seemed closer to his father’s final departure. Yaqub ordered a wreath to be delivered, along with an epitaph. “Fond memories of my father, who even from a distance, was always present.”
Fábio Moon, Two Brothers

“Labor & delivery is measured in hours. Birth is a moment. Being a parent is the rest of your life.”
Lisa Marshall, Becoming a Dad: The First-Time Dad's Guide to Pregnancy Preparation (101 Tips For Expectant Dads)

Bob Seay
“The elderly gentleman sitting across the table from me didn't run away from home, as Sam calls it, because he has dementia. He left because he's looking for a reason to live. Just like me.”
Bob Seay, Dad

Kendall  Smith
“I'm excited to announce ROOKIE FATHER is available for pre-order.

Familius, the publisher, will release the title in January, 2022. The blog provides a list of online retailers that offer the title today.”
Kendall Smith

“Your relationship with a person doesn't end when they die. It only gets stronger. Mostly because they're not there to tell you that you're wrong.”
Karin Slaughter (author)

“Journaling between Father and daughter can be a great way for girls — and dads — to talk about Menarche. Menarche only happens once, but most women will have hundreds of periods before their cycle stops during menopause.”
Chaste Christopher Inegbedion, The Period Passport: Conquering Period Poverty

Nina Renata Aron
“I still enjoyed the quiet, upholstered warmth of the front seat of his min-van. I'd spent so many hours in his car, en route to soccer games, school functions, parties, and dates, comforted by the casual strength of his hands, the dry knuckles of his long fingers spread along the steering wheel. My dad knew every road, every vein and artery in the whole state, and he drove confidently, making intermittent conversation while the radio was on, and then turning it off to gently interview me.”
Nina Renata Aron, Good Morning, Destroyer of Men's Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love
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