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UNIT ONE - INTRODUCTION

Introduction


MY SON Name: Date of birth:

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UNIT ONE - INTRODUCTION

“The three greatest gifts a father can give his son are confidence, wisdom and love.”


Thank you for trusting me to share my insight with you in a profoundly powerful area of your life -- your relationship with your Son! Whether you like it or not, and whether he expresses it or not, you are the central and most powerful role model he will ever have. This is not a parenting guide. It is a set of tools that have been developed over many years with one main goal, to bring you and your Son closer in a deeper, more trusting way. The information you find within these pages is structured in a way that will assist you in building your son’s confidence and your love for him. It includes the tools necessary to develop a vision of who he is and ways to maintain balance in the up’s and down’s that come with life’s journey. This program is designed for you both to share time and moments together in a way that will be treasured for a life time. This application guide is meant for you Dad. It will hardly be used by your son. It provides a set of strategies and tools for you to adapt to your own beliefs and life experiences -- as it can be blended into any system of thought for an engaging fun journey with your Son in a way that you never thought possible. Enjoy!

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If you knew tomorrow was your last day of this life, what would you tell him? How did it feel when you held him for the first time?

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"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." ~ Anonymous


H E R S I N M O T IO N

SACRED DUTY Thousands of years and countless generations have brought you to this point in time. In your family heritage, you are now a father and you will pass on the duty to your son. This is the end result of many lifetimes of struggles and successes; of all the men in your family prevailing against the odds. You have a sacred duty to your father and his father and all the great grandfathers who came before. Regardless of how you were raised, or countless injustices that may have been imposed upon you, your sacred duty as a man is to love and teach your son to the absolute best of your ability. As a father, there is no doubt you are boggled with other challenges and issues that require your attention. You will always have these. All men do. But you must commit to make time for your son, for it is so important. Be proud but humble for you have a great task given to you. Qu e

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Do you feel that you have been the greatest role model and father, to the best of your ability? Where do you wish to improve? What sort of man do you wish your son to become?

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FA T


~George Herbert

WHAT WE WILL DO This application guide is not for those who like to read, but for those who enjoy a true experience. Reflective questions are often included to relate the content to your own exclusive and personal relationship with your son. No relationship, like the one you have with your Son exists, or will ever exist again, for it is your own exquisite journey. This application guide has two major intentions, for the two of you to Connect and Grow in a way you could only dream of being possible. And it is. The primary purpose is to increase your awareness and vulnerability. The first step is to reach out and open this space between you and your Son. We start in Unit 2 with a set of reflective exercises that allow you to consider the relationship, of what you want to achieve and to see the fruits of the process. Unit 3 summarizes insights from fifty-two key texts from 6th Century B.C. up to the present day. It includes knowledge to combine with your own experiences, to reflect upon and to utilize in engaging with your Son. Unit 4 will lead you through a first right of passage that combines insight from highly impactful men and fathers, full of precious wisdom from the ages. Using a particular process, these are a culmination of thoughts and ideas that are combined with your own photos and words, which will be converted into a hardcover coffee table book that you will be able to design and present to your son (we provide the template that you can simply edit online, by adding your photos and expressions). It includes guidelines on how to share the book with your son and in doing so, how it will reach out to him in a subtle way and validate his entire being through your eyes. In Unit 5, we will relearn the art of conversation, where you will tell stories of your personal journey to your son. These will exemplify a sharing process and further establish that connection. Unit 6 allows you to ‘walk in his shoes’, being able to really listen to him, understand him and accept him for who he is right now in his life. This is a crucial part of the process as it will offer you the tools to talk to him in a way that shows him you are always seeking improvement in his abilities and want what is best for him, but he must never forget that you love him as he is, and for who he is, now!

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"One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters."


After a series of time has passed, you will be ready to cross a BIG milestone. This will be to go away together, such as camping in a secluded spot in nature, where the bond is sealed and you will complete a rite of passage. We take you through all the steps to succeed in this endeavor. Unit 8 takes you further into the journey and allows him to plan a vision for who he wishes to become and list his own set of goals, often the first step in success. No stress, just flow We will only have fun and be positive together throughout the program In essence, you will be guided through a series of structured steps that will better prepare you to understand the perspective outlined in this program and identify with your own special role as a father. Then, we will conduct a series of activities for you to engage in and have fun with your son in a way that deepens the bond and creates a lasting friendship in a way you never thought possible. This is not a parenting guide or a disciplinary method whatsoever. It has one outcome to focus on. Through a “positive only” engagement process, you will connect, bond and grow with your son. We provide the tools to you, Dad, where you select what resonates and works for you. As you blend the tools in with your experience, you will converse with, give time to and play with your Son, as you begin on a path to creating that special place that is uniquely yours -- just for the two of you. It is your choice and willingness to open this guide and take interest in your son and your role as a father , with the focus on building your relationship with your son into a truly unique and special one, that has brought us to this place. For that I applaud you and your positive approach to making things better for you and your family. Let’s start!

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Moving on on to Unit 7 for a moment, the Second Rite of Passage. This chapter encompasses a more detailed process. First, we take you through an activity or sport with your son that is enjoyable for both of you, yet you are both equally poor at. This activity will be conducted over a series of scheduled periods of time to simply enjoy each other’s company, with the focus being each other’s company, not on improving activity skills or winning.

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