Are you committed to being a B.R.O.W.N. D.A.D.? We can get you there!
Our breakdown of what it means to be a B.R.O.W.N. D.A.D.Squad
BRAVERY — Are you ready to face and endure? We can help you develop a better understanding of bravery in relationship to child rearing.
Bravery means having the tenacity to keep going, and having compassion and understanding are positive personality traits that fall under the brave category. Mustering up the courage to do what's right in those tough and scary situations will make you the bravest of all.
Bravery is never the absence of fears or challenges; there is no courage without them. However, being brave goes beyond how much courage you have in standing up to your fears, it is also seen in your morals, in the strength you have to endure and be patient in those seemingly unpleasant situations.
RESPECTFUL — Are you a respectful example for your children to follow? Are you courteous, polite, and judge-free?—All essential quality necessary for a DAD to demonstrate to children.
Displaying a good quality character trait like self-respect, respect of others, respect of elders, etc. helps kids maintain good behavior and work well with others. Respecting the opinion of others takes strength and is an important act for a DAD to display in front of children. As Aretha Franklin said, show them the R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Respect is not given, it is earned. Treat people the way you would want to be treated and talk to them the way you would like to be addressed, only by that would you compel others to respect you.
OPTIMISTIC — Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Are you hopeful and confident about the future? Optimism brings about hopefulness, confidence...Yes I CAN! - An important trait necessary for a DAD to demonstrate to children.
Optimism is VITAL to your child's self-confidence and crucial to developing a positive attitude. Optimism will help any child avoid a defeated attitude! If you’re positive, your children will surely mimic it.
Creating a positive results first starts with having positive thoughts about the circumstance or situation no matter how bad it may look. Take on an optimistic lens and see an opportunity in every calamity.
WILLING — Are you a willing and prepared individual? Ready to do anything without being persuaded or ordered? – It’s essential for children to feel Dad is willing and wanting to be in their lives.
To a child, a willing DAD that is determined 2B Present in the life of child makes a positive difference in that child’s life. What is most important is demonstrating a spirit is mirroring God’s love and ensuring your children know DAD is determined 2B Present in their life. If you’re present in their life, they’ll be present in their children’s lives, too.
Knowing what needs to be done is not enough, but the willingness to do it justifies your knowledge.
NOBLE — Are you a good man? Are you honorable, upright, ethical, and well-thought-of? Your children will benefit from seeing it all.
Standing Up For What Is Right against all odds.
Sometimes standing up against evil is more important than defeating it. The greatest heroes stand because it’s the right thing. Nobility trumps non-authentic. Your children can read you, whether you know it or not. Show them your honorable nobility.
Sometimes, defeating evil is just simply living by the upright values and ethics that are honorable. The greatest of men are those who can stand for that which is good and true no matter the cost, even when they do not seem to see that physical reward in it.
DEVOTED — Loyal, Committed, and Loving
The love and commitment of a DAD is the moral force in the life of a child that makes the child never stand alone.
ACCOUNTABLE — Liable, likely to do; Trust-worthy of Trust
Even when his arms are empty, a trustworthy DAD still has his child running to him because there is so much safety and reliability.
DETERMINED — Unwavering; A Firm Decision 2B Present
The joy of a DAD is watching his child grow and not have the regrets of not being an active part of his child’s life.
SQUAD — Group of DADS with B.R.O.W.N. characteristics that help to shape and form the lives of children in a positive way!