Part Time Dad
Full-Time Heart

Daily Connections

Meet Officer Keith 

Coloring Book

Meet Officer Keith 

512QY5A5HRL._SL210_ 

The turning point in my life was the day I heard the judge’s final resolution in my marriage, and I learned my daughter would not be in my personal custody.   I felt the pain of failure. What would I do?   The court may have taken my child out of my custody, but not out of my heart.   In fact, the feelings I experienced were as though someone cut me open and took a piece of my heart.   Failure is one of the uglies of life. Once we ‘think’ we have failed at something, often we beat ourselves up over and over again.   It was too late to change what happened in that courtroom, but I had to make this a new opportunity and make a difference by keeping a connection with my daughter.

Experiencing personal failure is not a requirement for being a successful Dad. However, realized failures can be stepping-stones.   Even in the situation of being a part time Dad we have the ability to influence our children and we can do it with a full-time heart.

A thermostat sets the temperature, a thermometer reflects the temperature. Too many Dads are thermometers… they reflect their child’s mood.   If Susie is nice, they are nice. But if Susie is mean … well, you get the picture. Effective part time Dads are thermostats… setting the climate by how they react, or do not react, and with communication.   One way we can set the thermostat is to consistently bless our child and speak positively over their lives and directly to them. I am a total believer in you get what you expect and what you continually talk about.   The Bible tells us that as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. Showing love and blessing our children with lots of hugs and loving touches along with prayer will make a difference.

Life circumstances may prevent a Dad from being with their children all the time, but speaking a blessing and praying for a covering is even more important in those situations where you are not with them every single day.

 

Save

Keith’s experiences as a counselor, mentor, and now a Dad Coach made him realize so many young fathers have no idea of how to make a connection with their Daily Connect Coverchildren… aren’t they just kids? Really? He believes it is not what you leave to your children that counts, but what you leave in them. “Connections” is a daily reminder to find some area of association to build a relationship with each of your children. This book is the first in a series of books that will include a printed daily Journal for Dads.

Just like each parent … all of our children are different, and respond differently. The purpose of this book is to give parents of all ages, and educational backgrounds ideas of how to relate and connect with Dr. Keith Jowers author Daily Connectionsmy children. Each day will provide a thought-provoking idea or suggestion for you to think about and determine how you can use.

Officer 3 Title Page8%2F13Officer Keith was created as an early Introduction to Police Officers and their work. It was designed for ages 3-7.  Continue to look for additional books from this series of Officer Keith for different ages and topics.

Coloring Book Version 6 sample 8_20Fun with reading and coloring at the same time.  Created to accompany reading version….. however, this coloring book includes the story line as well.