Protecting your child vs. overprotection

Dan Pearce, Blogger & Single Dad, shares advice for fathers on the importance of finding a balance between protecting your child and being overprotecting
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Protecting your child vs. overprotection

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It is the duty of every father to get in there and protect his child from some of the more damaging things of life. It is also the duty of the father, to step back and hold his protection from his child. A dad has to let his child to make mistake after mistake after mistake. He's always there, to help this child learn the lessons from the mistake, but he lets him make the mistake. He doesn't want his child to grow up and go into the adult world and have no clue how to deal with mistakes. For that reason, dads hold their protection, but also offers it when it matters most.

Dan Pearce, Blogger & Single Dad, shares advice for fathers on the importance of finding a balance between protecting your child and being overprotecting

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Dan Pearce

Blogger & Single Dad

Dan Pearce is the divorced father of four year old Noah, who came to him through adoption. Dan is also the author of The Real Dad Rules and Single Dad Laughing: The Complete Second Year, and his blog, Single Dad Laughing. When he started Single Dad Laughing in the summer of 2010, his then-wife had left his life almost as quickly as she’d come into it, and he was feeling about as valuable as a dollar-store sweater (and unraveling just as quickly). He started the blog because writing has always had the power to heal him in his darkest of moments. His goal is to spread worthwhile ways of looking at things. Before becoming a writer, Dan worked in retail, in the corporate world, and as an animal artist.

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