Fatherhood Wisdom – Strong Children

strong children

I’ve seen much heartbreak and despair in my lifetime.  Many of these people’s lives took a turn for the worse because of things that happened to them while they were children. As fathers, we have to power to end this cycle. A

Abolitionist and writer, Frederick Douglass once said:

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

There is so much truth in that statement. We only have a short time to influence our children’s lives. While they’re in our care, we have a responsibility to encourage them, motivate them, teach them, love them, and make them feel safe and secure. If we do these things on a regular basis, we can build a nation of strong children.

Stay Strong,
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Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at or on Twitter at