Many of you know of Dave Ramsey from his popular radio show and the many books and courses he provides on managing your finances. He and I have spoken together many times on his radio show and he has also been a guest on my podcast.
Many of you know of Dave Ramsey from his popular radio show and the many books and courses he provides on managing your finances. He and I have spoken together many times on his radio show and he has also been a guest on my podcast. Most recently, Dave wrote a fabulous foreword to my new book, HERO: Being The Strong Father Your Children Need. Dave has been such a wonderful champion of my message about the importance of fathers in our world today, and now, I am honored to have the opportunity to champion him as a father.
I recently had the unique opportunity to talk with all three of Dave and Sharon Ramsey’s adult children, Denise, Rachel and Daniel, all of whom work along side him today. We talked about what it was like growing up in the Ramsey household, the lessons they learned from their dad (who they respect immensely) and how they were shaped by those experiences.
Hearing Denise, Rachel and Daniel talk about the character qualities their dad displayed that they most admire and strive to emulate today was so inspiring. One definition of parenting success is raising kids in such a way that they still want to be around you as adults.
The truth is, dads have the power to shape their kids’ world, whether they realize it or not. The dads who don’t understand this are more likely to parent haphazardly and without focus, often resulting in kids who feel unprotected, insecure and unsure of their worth. The dads who DO realize this are much more likely to be intentional about the kind of dad they choose to be: the character qualities they display, how they respond when no one else is watching, and their ability to lead and invest in their family.
Dads have the power to shape their kids' world, whether they realize it or not.
I’ve identified 3 key areas for parents to focus on, especially dads, when it comes to understanding how their actions and behaviors today are constantly shaping your child’s world tomorrow.