The USA won 121 medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio this past summer. Americans young and old cheered on the athletes who gave it all they had at every event. My girls were especially elated to watch Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, and Simone Manuel competes. Of course, now they’re eager to be gymnasts and swimmers. It made me wonder, what I’d been doing over the past eight years of their lives, that they might be emulating. It reminded me of why I’m passionate about fatherhood and why helping other fathers make the best of their Dad Days is so important. Sports athletes are great, but dads are the real MVPs in their kid’s lives. Check out the video for Volume 2 of Championship Dads for more of my thoughts about all of this.

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What is GetConnectDAD?

@GetConnectDAD is an international project focused on One goal:  More ConnectDAD families.   We are 150 writers from around the world, focused on 52 Traits we want in our children.

The GetConnectDAD team would like to challenge every parent to:

  • Devote 1 Extra Hour of Time each week to your kids (uninterrupted)
  • Read 1 story or have 1 story read to you by your child this week 
  • Take 1 Walk outside with your partner and kids
  • Take 1 moment to say “I love you” to your kids
  • Hug your kid(s) 1 time this week
  • Engage Your Family In your Faith