Welcome to the Upbeat Dad. This blog has been years in the making. Wanna know why? Here’s the story:
I didn't know of any type of support groups for other men who shared my experience so figured I'd go online. At the time, the internet was just becoming popular throughout the business world. Names like Google and Yahoo, were just becoming household names. I searched quite a bit and finally I was able to come across a few websites for fathers who shared my experiences. One gentleman, whose name I wish I remembered, gave me some advice that has truly revolutionized my life. His words to me were, "Don't let this experience cause you to become a bitter dad; let it make you a better dad."
I began meeting others - moms and dads - who shared their unique perspectives as they learned how to be parents after divorce. It was during that time that I began writing letters and poems about parenting through divorce. These were not necessarily based on my experience but on what I heard from others. Some of my writings are from the perspective of parents, while others are from the perspective of children.