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My Father’s Day
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Posted by : David Hirsch on September 15, 2014 - 7:40am

My Father’s Day – David Hirsch, September 15, 2014

25 years ago today, my oldest son was born and I became a father, for the first time.  That makes today My Father’s Day.  Think about it.  Your birthday actually represents the day your father became a father for the first, or perhaps a second, or third time, or more. 

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Ysa Anne Duenas’ Essay
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Posted by : TEAMDAD on July 4, 2014 - 4:07pm

Branch:         Navy Father-of-the-Year

Name:           John Duenas, Rank: O-S Commander

Hometown: Windward Hills, Yona, Guam

 

Ysa Anne Duenas’ Essay (5th Grade – Kaden Elementary School, Okinawa, Japan)

 

FYI, my dad is awesome.  Het let’s me do things mom would never let me do although sometimes it’s the other way around.  I will tell you why he is my hero, what branch of the military he is in, and all about him.  I think you will like my dad.

 

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What My Father Means To Me Essay by: Sandra 9th Grade
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Posted by : David Hirsch on June 24, 2013 - 2:36pm

For the past 16 years I have served as a volunteer reader for the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative (IFI) Chicago White Sox Fatherhood Essay Contest.  The group of 800+ volunteers pour over 10k-20k essays looking for the top 12 per grade, grades 1st through 12th grade.  It’s no easy task picking 3 dads, 3 stepdad, 3 grandfather, and 3 father-figure essays from each grade.  It’s a wonderful volunteer experience for women and men, young and old, and those with means and without.  There are always some funny and poignant essays and tears of joy and sadness.  Across t

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What My Father Means To Me Essay by: Crystal
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Posted by : David Hirsch on May 3, 2013 - 3:39pm tags : What My Father Means To Me Essay

Each year tens of thousands of students in kindergarten through 12th grade write essays to the theme “What My Father Means To Me” as part of the fatherhood essay contests in various cities across the U.S. Students write about their: fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and father-figures.

I am one of 700+ volunteers who read and help evaluate these heartfelt essays. Most are very positive and uplifting, while others are quite sobering, since so many kids are growing up in less than ideal circumstances.

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What My Father Means To Me Essay by: Mary
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Posted by : David Hirsch on April 13, 2013 - 3:33pm tags : What My Father Means To Me Essay

Each year tens of thousands of students in kindergarten through 12th grade write essays to the theme “What My Father Means To Me” as part of the fatherhood essay contests in various cities across the U.S. Students write about their: fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and father-figures.

I am one of 700+ volunteers who read and help evaluate these heartfelt essays. Most are very positive and uplifting, while others are quite sobering, since so many kids are growing up in less than ideal circumstances.

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Band Aids Help Dads Cultivate Meaningful Bonds With Their Kids
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Posted by : David Hirsch on April 8, 2013 - 1:08pm tags : Dad to Dad

The goal of every parent is to develop open lines of communication with their sons and daughters.  Getting your teenagers to come to you when there is a problem or they need advice is the exception not the rule. 

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Helping Your Kids Develop Their Identity.
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Posted by : David Hirsch on April 6, 2013 - 12:05pm tags : Dad to Dad

The goal of every parent is to raise happy and successful kids. Happiness and success start with becoming clear about who you are and establishing an authentic identity. Knowing who you are can be your and your kid’s greatest asset for success.

One of the most important things we can do as parents is help our children understand what it means to establish your own identity. Remember, if you don’t establish your own identity the world will do it for you.

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What My Father Means To Me Essay by: Tommy
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Posted by : David Hirsch on April 4, 2013 - 1:30pm tags : What My Father Means To Me Essay

Each year tens of thousands of students in kindergarten through 12th grade write essays to the theme “What My Father Means To Me” as part of the fatherhood essay contests in various cities across the U.S. Students write about their: fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers and father-figures.

I am one of 700+ volunteers who read and help evaluate these heartfelt essays. Most are very positive and uplifting, while others are quite sobering, since so many kids are growing up in less than ideal circumstances.

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