Father! there are some that do not deserve that title,

not realizing that every child needs someone so vital.

To be a parent, is a honour not a necessity,

and yet some quickly relinquish all responsibility.

Stuck in a situation of not our own circumstance,

and yet we’re labelled a bastard for a brief moment of sleazy romance.

Some of them create smiles within tomorrow’s dreams,

whilst others seem happy leaving only nightmare’d screams.

Sometimes fathers don’t live up to the privileged name,

and yet being a victim of a fatherless childhood we’re made to feel the ones to blame.

So here I stand a man, a father unknowing because I’m a fathered absentee,

But even if i get things wrong at least I know of my own fathering authenticity.

Sometimes fathers don’t live up to the privileged name. @craigtitchener Click To Tweet

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