I often feel like Dad's don't get enough respect and appreciation for the hard work that they do raising children and supporting us as Mother's. They play such an important role in a family and work really hard to provide for so many of us each day. There are so many men who are doing great work in the walls of their own homes and in our home we know that 'Dad Rules' and love and appreciate all that Matt does for us.
It can be a challenging task to be a parent and when we first have children we are not given a handbook to guide us but are left to our own experience and wisdom. With this in mind Treion Muller has put together a simple manual for Dad's to help them navigate the complex job of being a Dad. With years of experience inside and outside the classroom, his own experience as the Dad to five children and a work background that has given him experience around the globe, Treion has put together a creative list of everything you need to know to become the best Dad ever!
His book contains 81 rules to follow, is small and short in length, making it just right for a busy Dad to read. It is easy to read and broken down into sections so that you can pick it up and read a page each day to inspire you. It would be great as a bedside table book or even a book to leave on your kitchen table to read over breakfast or to even talk about as a family at dinner time.
The three sections are:
Part 1: What Dad's Should Know
Part 2: What Dad's Should Say
Part 3: What Dad's Should Do
Some of Treion's rules include:
Develop the ability to block out screaming children
Be Okay with wearing pink
Learn when to say nothing at all
Consult your wife on what to say
Be social media smart
Be more mature than your children
The proper position of the toilet seat is down - bless him!
Weekends are for children
I enjoyed reading the 'Dad Rules' book and even Matt's parents gave it a read and had a giggle over it when they were visiting. It is funny and written in an honest, keeping it real style. It is mainly written for an American audience but is easy to understand and apply to our way of life. I love that Treion has written a book to help many men become the man they need to be for their children. He also has a 'Mum Rules' book coming out soon as well!
Treion has given me one copy of 'Dad Rules' to giveaway to a Seven Cherubs reader. This is going to be a quick giveaway so I am going to make it easy. Giveaway is open to Australian residents only and winner will be chosen by the most creative answer. Entries close midnight Wednesday 5th September, 2012. Leave a comment below and tell me:
What rule do you think men need to follow as Dad's?
If you want to purchase your own copy of 'Dad Rules' it is available to purchase here.
Also an update on some giveaway winners:
Congrats to Kristie Visser who won the 'What your child needs from you' book Giveaway
Congrats to Vanda and Amy Morton who both won the 'Trilogy Gift Pack' Giveaway
Congrats to Penne Ann who won the 'Redballoon Voucher' Giveaway
Congrats to Anita you won the Dads Rules book giveaway!