Today we will meet John Walsh the Communications Director at an IT company and father of one boy and one girl with another baby on the way (one month away at the time of recording). He also has a background in education and on this episode we will have the pleasure to listen to his awesome (and very cute) testimony as a dad going for the mission of changing the world by helping other dads be more engaged and brave when raising and teaching their kids.
“There is a lot of dads doing great things out there, when I was actually thinking about going into blogging and telling my story I was trying to find how I could fit in to the already diverse landscape of dads and what they have to say.”
Coming from his background in education and his faith John decided to start “A Father’s Instruction” which awarded him the “Top Dad Blogger of 2016” title from “The Baby Spot”. His catalyst beings his own experience as a father trying to teach and raise his own children and doing so from a different, from a biblical perspective, showing to the dads out there that it is possible to help their kids grow also from that perspective.
“It is actually Proverbs. When I was looking into being a father and instructions and looking into my mission, I was looking through the Bible to see what really spoke to me and what I wanted to tell other people.
”We will also get to hear amazing little stories about his kids and certainly be inspired by them and by John’s snippets of very simple but very effective and deep knowledge and wisdom when it comes to being a dad and also a husband.
“What makes me a Diversity Dad is my view and how I treat fatherhood. Maybe differently than culture has shown us in the past”
We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did recording and preparing it for you. Sadly it is very short but we do hope it will bring this special and very inspired taste to your ears and heart.
“Growing up the impression of fatherhood I always got was that you needn’t be involved as a dad in raising your children (…) I like to think that a Dad is an equal partner in parenting”
“What scares me about being a dad is not knowing how to be a dad”
“It’s those moments when I ride home from work and the kids are at the door and they sing this new song that they wrote themselves and it is called “Daddy is home”. It is a great song, it has two lyrics, “Daddy is home. Yiippy” over and over again.”
“You do things and you may say things and you may think that they don’t hear and that they might not be watching but they are. Isn’t it amazing?”
“In addition to that obstacle of finding the time to spend with them, wanting to spend more time with them but not being able to because of life’s obligations the other big obstacle of being a father is accepting the type of father I want to be despite the view of society.”
“I also like to challenge them to be more involved with their kids or to look at things differently, look at things from a biblical perspective, look at things from a different perspective to see if there is a way that they could be a better dad to their kids”
“My advice to dads would be to be the dad your kid needs you to be. Enjoy the moments with your kids.”
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“Let’s learn together. Let’s grow together. Let’s be dads together. Peace.”