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The Dad Connection Paperback – November 8, 2011
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What I loved about this book was the honesty the the author shares with his readers. He takes his own experiences with his two boys and makes the experience tangible and real and allows others to learn form his successes and from his failures. The book looks at how as a father you can work on making lasting connections with your children which should be the hope of every father (In my humble opinion).
The book was an engaging, quick read and share so many insights that fathers of any child can learn from.
If you are looking to learn more about being a quality father, this is a great book to start you on your path!
I don't think that Scott Hanley is claiming to be any kind of expert, but in his own way and using his own, non-psychological jargon language, this is basically the topic that he is attempting to elucidate as he explores and explains his parenting process as a single parent of two boys. It is clear that Hanley has spent years of his life thinking about this process and that his parenting was (and still is) a very conscious act with the specific goal of producing confident, independent young men who simultaneously remain attached to him, yet free to live their own lives. I'd venture to guess that this is a goal to which most parents aspire. The devil, of course, is in the details.Read more ›
Hanley shares his thoughts generously: ` the important effort in gaining true trust is to make some room inside one's own inner psychology for more love and care...Trust needs a place to live in each of us so that we can access it at will.' My experience raising my two boys demonstrated just how valuable and important it was to build a communication bridge based on consciousness, honesty and care.' `I believe the primary component of a successful bridge to our children is respect. In its simplest form, the effort to develop and maintain respect becomes an actual mindset and the foundation of the relationship.' `My bridge with my boys had eight important supporting elements: love, respect, perspective, service, energy, support, patience, and trust.Read more ›
As parents we don't always respect our kids, we love them, but in some ways we don't always give them the respect they deserve. This book points to how important it is to honor and respect our kids to help them grow and in turn, it teaches parents to grow with them. It's important we trust them to grow and they must learn to trust us in accordance to how we treat them. In learning and growing in our job as parents, this book also helps to teach us how to be grow in all of our relationships. If you are a parent looking for some help with raising kids, single or not, male or female, this is a good place to start.
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This book is written by a single parent of two boys, Ian and Max. Read more
The Dad Connection is the story of how the author, Scott Hanley, very successfully raised his two boys. Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by John Chancellor
At 77 years,one might wonder what I would see so great about a book on raising kids. Well ,things have changed..drastically.
I was born in a small town in 1935. Read more
This is a great book. The framework is father and sons but the truths are universal. Being emotionally connected is the most important aspect of any personal relationship.Published on March 5, 2013 by Michael Zook
The Dad Connection is a parental guidebook about connecting with children. It was written by a dad who feels it is necessary and important to build bridges between parent and child... Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Bryan Carey
If children connect with their mothers from birth, where do dads fit in? Author/engineer Scott Hanley was determined to build good relationships with his two sons, all the more so... Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by Sheila Deeth
At first, I thought this book might be too "touchy-feely," for my taste, but I was pleasantly surprised. For one thing, Mr. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by D. Buxman
I especially appreciate any parenting book that targets dads and is uplifting and encouraging. Scott Hanley seeks to build up dads by teaching them how to build relationship... Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by Craig Stephans
The Dad Connection is an insightful account of how author, Scott Hanley, built a strong and lasting relationship with his two sons. Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Sherry Ellis