One billion souls – Fathers – who are old, young, poor, rich, homeless, incarcerated, wise, educated, uneducated, married, divorced, single, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus, Quakers, Buddhists, Muslims, and agnostics – have the same dreams, hopes, and fears for their children. One billion souls – Fathers – who speak different languages --– French, Urdu, Spanish, English, Portugese, Swahili, Xhosa, Arabic, Gaelic, German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Hindi, Bengali, and Punjabi/Lahnda. Yet, an invisible thread connects each of these 1 billion souls.
The 2.2 billion souls – Our Children – is the invisible thread connecting the world’s 1 billion souls who are Fathers to each other. They are members of a brotherhood – a Brotherhood of Men who struggle quietly and unceremoniously to positively shape the minds and souls of Our Children – the “Emerging Keepers Of The Planet”. As they experience the joys and challenges of positively shaping the minds and souls of Our Children, they quickly discover that a magic formula for parenting does not exist. No one has come to them and said: “To become a successful parent and have happy, well-adjusted children, you need to do ‘x, y, and z’.”
Each new day presents the 1 billion souls who are members of the Brotherhood of Men – Fathers – with new challenges. So many questions flood their collective minds:
You are important. You are valued. You are loved.