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New Year, New You?

While we had some bright spots, we can all probably agree that 2020 wasn't our favorite year of our lives, right? New Year's brings about goals, resolutions, aspirations, whatever you want to call them. Gyms (those that are open) are packed due to that losing weight goal. Whole Foods Stores are packed with people trying to eat get the point.

While most people don't follow through on their resolutions, goals, and aspirations for the new year, it certainly wouldn't hurt to try. So I ask you...

What do you want to change as a dad this year in 2021?

It's a question we've probably asked ourselves in the past. But what is it that YOU specifically want to change? Let me be transparent with you. I'm a control freak.

I like to be the one driving - I hate the passenger seat.

On vacation - I'm that annoying planner guy.

I do the meal planning. Why? Because I can control what we eat and what we spend.

You can imagine how this fleshes out being a dad of 6-year old twins and a 3-year old baby girl.

My issue comes with anger. I tend to get upset a lot. That doesn't always translate to yelling at the kids, but internally I'm boiling. Our two boys, no fault of their own, have ADHD. I have no experience with that. I remember listening to a foster/adoptive podcast series called "Is it Misbehavior or Is It ________________." It was a 5-part series.

Can I be real with you for a second???

Me in my stupid, selfish, controlling ways wanted to scream listening to the series because I would always chalk it up to misbehavior when it certainly was the ADHD, executive functioning disorder, etc.

So I resolve this year to be more flexible, take the time to learn more about ADHD, and have more patience with my children.

Ok, now it's your turn. What do you want to change in 2021? Leave it in the comments below on the Facebook page! We can keep each other accountable! It'll How about life-giving and encouraging? Yeah, that's it...

Happy New Year Guys!

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