Celebrating Father’s Day

By Daniel Darling

As we celebrate Father’s Day, I thought I’d link to some of my posts on fatherhood:

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Being a Dad

This is, by far, my most popular post. In this I share some serious and some not-so-serious reflections on the surprises of fatherhood.

5 Things Every Daughter Needs to Hear From Her Dad

There is something about having a daughter that softens a man, adds a certain tenderness to his soul. In that spirit, I share five things every daughter needs to hear from her father.

5 Things Every Son Needs to Hear From His Dad

Fathering your sons is a serious job, men. And so in that spirit, I offer five things every son needs to hear from his father:

 Dads Should Lead on Thanksgiving

I wrote this a few years ago, thinking about a Father’s role in establishing good holiday traditions.

Do This For Dad on Father’s Day

A short post on how wives and moms can help their men be all they should be.

Just Call Me “Dad”

I wrote this in 2010, back when I only had three children (we now have four). “something happened on December 31st, 2004. For the first time, I was no longer a kid, a guy, a newly-wed, a husband. I was . . . a Dad.”

“No, You’re Daddy”

I wrote this when my son was only three and couldn’t understand how I could have the same name as he. His response, “No You are Daddy” made me think that, of all my roles in life, to my children I’m simply their dad.