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Earning My "Dad Badge"

How Brad is Earning his "Dad Badge"
I’ve learned in my last 7 years of being a father (actually, my kids are 5 and 7, so I think that counts as 12 years) that there’s no finish line when it comes to being a good parent. There’s no momentous day when I can think “Whew! I made it. Yesterday I wasn’t a good father, but today I can claim that honor.” Being a good parent is the accumulation of many small victories and insights and adaptations that add up over the years. For example, as any working parent knows, trying to find quality time to spend with your kids is tough. Getting them ready for school in the morning while also...