First off – I am a Dad. William and Jacqueline are my world.
I am a Dad that loves his children more than life itself. I feel the same way about my children as you probably feel about your children. It may sound corny, but it is the absolute truth – I never knew what love meant until I became a father.
Now I do consider myself a very involved father… I know my children very well – I know the current favourite books, games, friends, shows, songs, and outfits are… Do I think I am a great father? I am definitely a work in progress. I learn everyday – my children teach me about myself and my tendencies – from time to time, I still second guess my words and actions and wonder if there was a better way to approach a situation… I learn from other Dads too!
But most importantly, I have the dad "vibe", a desire to be the best father, mentor, nurturer, coach, and playmate for my children – to always get better and smarter.
With a diverse background in teaching, broadcasting, recreation, and childcare, I have a unique perspective on parenting… I have been working with families and parents for over 13 years now. I have volunteered with Big Brothers twice, and I also helped build and operate a childcare centre in Pemberton, BC where I taught preschool, KinderCare, and ran an after-school program for 4 years. I have worked with teens in a high school for 3 years, and I also lived a dream as the director of a Summer Camp in Whistler for 5 years.
Right now, I am living my new dream – I play with my kids during the week and play with adults at night as an interactive DJ Haymaker (www.djhaymaker.com) – and I am now committing all my extra energy to reaching out and inspiring families – especially DADS
AM I a parenting expert?? No, not really, my children can tell you that – however, I think my children would also quickly say that I always try really hard to be a great parent. The intention is always there!
I am fun, patient, consistent, fair, and always trying to improve!
I do read many books and research tons of articles
I do deliver many keynote speeches,
I do scour the internet for the latest DAD information,and I do work with many families and facilitate many workshops on all the topic of parenting.
I am a DAD enthusiast and I really want to share all of the ideas and theories that can help you become the GREATEST father to your lucky children.
My personal Mission Statement reads, "I am a genuine, authentic person whose life work is to ensure all children have committed, involved, nurturing, and excited fathers."
Thanks for being a part of the Dad Vibe… I look forward to connecting with you!