Quitting In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire. Confucius I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end… I have lost every other friend on earth, I […]Read More Quitting Football
Right now you are shaping your child’s emotional world. You don’t value your emotions enough The emotions which you feel all day long and have felt all your life are part of your intelligence. They came preset at the factory. Emotions are part of your nature, part of your tools for surviving and thriving. From […]Read More The child inside your pregnant wife is feeling your emotions
The warning signs of anger work from the inside out. The same is true for isolation. Before those around us know these two emotions are happening in us, we feel them […]Read More Anger or Gentle Power? Is your choice to harmonize or traumatize your family?
If you want your children to feel loved, love their mother […]Read More Children Drink All of Their Fathers’ Emotions
Some Fathers For Devin, Chase, David 2012 Some fathers never know they have a child. Taken by circumstances….. death, lust, ignorance, occupation…. some fathers leave their child as they do their breath not knowing it’s there or its value Some fathers go back for their child […]Read More Some Fathers never know they have a child
-Bob Rannigan, LPC Most people have images in their heads when the word addiction comes up. For me it used to be someone drinking alcohol, smoking and looking less than healthy. But that’s changed. Recently I see a man […]Read More Are you a football daddict?
By Bob Rannigan Thefatherconnection.com Imagine for a moment you are in a situation where one more next step could mean your life. Looking out at a mind quieting valley from behind a fence that keeps you from plummeting to your death, you can see and feel the peace of beauty. You might even lean against […]Read More Trust Yourself Before You Speak
As fathers we embody the response to our children’s lives. Healthy, clear thinking men prioritize their children’s health and development. Considering where our children are nourished, we inevitably come to their mothers. All children drink from the stream of their mothers’ lives. When we enter the stream of our children’s mothers, whether it is mentally, […]Read More Loving your child’s mother
As much life as one can conceive will become part of that one’s experience. Surrender everything that denies its beauty and peace and enjoy the song and dance of the joy of life. –Ernest Holmes The Self desires only what is real, thinks nothing but what is true. –Chandogya Upanishad Ch8 1.5 We have to […]Read More Quotes for fathers
Understanding How to Stop, Prevent and Heal The Wounding of Children by Bob Rannigan These parent-child woundings are not consciously chosen. When parents go against their nature and reject or harm a child, they are always acting from their own rejection and confusion. Forty five years as a therapist have taught me that […]Read More Understanding How to Stop, Prevent and Heal The Wounding of Children