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Seize the Moment!

Here are some great tips I found for fathers.http://www.greatdads.org/  Enjoy!

SEIZE THE MOMENT #2 – EXAMPLES

Sweep your young daughter up in your arms and dance around for a moment or two. Sit down beside your child and ask him to tell you all about his latest “passion” – what he is really interested in.

Have a meal where everyone must eat with the “wrong” hand. Wear yourself out wrestling with your kid on the family room floor. Invite your child to help you plan a special surprise for Mom – a nice meal, a “Mom Appreciation Night”.

On a snow day, sled down the hill with your child. Or make snow ice cream. Some evening, say to a child before bedtime, “Come outside with me” and there have a tent set up for a night of camping with dad under the stars.

When you have lots of “seized moments” like this with your child, it is quite likely the child will look back someday and say, “Dad was the guy who made life a lot of fun.”

Wishing you the very best,

Dr. Bob

Bob Hamrin - President, Great Dads

I cannot wait to try these!  I think it will be so much fun.  Let me know how you do these.  I am no off season (NOS)...
The Bassman


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  1. These are great activities to do with your kids. With some creativity and planning, I know you can think of dozens of more.

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