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Lessons from Dad: A Tribute to the Fathers that Shape Us

What lessons from dad have stuck with you into adulthood?  That's the question I have for all of us today.

lessons from dadI realize that in today's culture it's acceptable to poke fun at fathers and men in general.  The idiot savant father figure is practically a staple in today's American family sitcom.  Think Phil Dunphy from Modern Family or Tim Taylor from Home Improvement.

However, whether we realize it or not, the impact of our fathers and the lessons from dad shape us in a way we never truly understand until we're parents ourselves.  How can we know what it's like to raise a child when we're still children?  You have to experience that and so many other things in life to "get" why your dad is the way he is.

So, allow me to explore that today with you.  After all, it's important to discuss things that go beyond money and fitness.  Why?  Well, our understanding of and mindset behind these subjects are very much impacted by our parents' behavior.

That's why I believe it's important to explore it.  And to do so, I'll share with you some things that my father and father-in-law taught me.  Further, I'll also give you a glimpse of what I've learned in the 20 months I've been a father.

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