Mark Shriver's golden nugget of fatherhood advice

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Mark Shriver's golden nugget of fatherhood advice

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I don’t really have a golden nugget of parenting advice. I know that it’s hard. I know that you need to have patience with your kids and with your spouse. I know that you need to have forgiveness. You need to talk. You need to find time to communicate with your husband or wife. Cause life is so fast-paced, kids are doing different activities. Work, family, extended family, I just know you need time. You need to make time. You need to forgive each other. You need to have unconditional love. You need to have patience. And those are all hard. I wish I did them better than I do. Cause they’re hard. But you’ve got to do it every day. It’s a battle. But it’s really worth it, because if you put the time in up front and you put the time in with your kids and your spouse, it really avoids conflict down the road. I really believe that.

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Mark K. Shriver

Sr. VP, Save the Children

Mark K. Shriver is President of Save the Children Action Network, where he leads an effort to mobilize Americans to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths globally and to ensure that every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early childhood education. Shriver’s career fighting for social justice in advocacy and service organizations, as well as elected office, has focused on advancing the right of every child to a safe and vibrant childhood.

Shriver joined Save the Children in 2003, serving as Senior Vice President for U.S. Programs until 2013. In that capacity, he created and oversaw the agency’s early childhood education, literacy, health, and emergency preparedness and response programs in the United States.

Shriver was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 to 2002. In 1988, he founded the innovative Choice Program, which serves delinquent and at-risk youth through intensive, community-based counseling.

Shriver received his B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross in 1986 and a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1993. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and their three children.

Shriver’s New York Times and Washington Post best-selling memoir, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, was published in June 2012 by Henry Holt.

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