If we are the products of our fathers’ presence, then our children will be the products of ours. Be There Dads must identify the lessons they will teach their children. Because we have been there before, because someone showed us, we know the steps that our children must take. We must help them find each one. We must ask ourselves, “What do I need to pass on to my children?”
Then, using our own interests, gifts and talents, we must develop our own curriculum to teach the same lessons. The good news is that, like our fathers, most of the lessons will simply come from the parables of our lives. If we dedicate ourselves to living the way we should, if we can see that role modeling is the most effective way to teach, then the task will become easier. We can use the activities of our lives the same way our fathers used theirs. If we can show up and live our lives in the presence of our children, we will overcome one challenge of the battle.