Dads Teach


By raising resilient and confident children, fathers conduct the noble work of lifting the next generation of learners and leaders. And we are here to support dad in his work.

What does fatherhood mean to you?

At DMAI we are grateful to have an incredibly talented team of hard-working, dedicated individuals, many of whom are fathers. When we asked them what fatherhood means to them, they answered…

“One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters.”

– George Herbert, poet

“I don’t care whether they get A’s or B’s or C’s, but I do care about their effort and participation grades. Always do your best.”

“You don’t have to be the fastest runner or the most talented at all the things, but you DO have to be the kindest.”

“Being a dad means opening yourself up to really being hurt. Or really feeling ANYTHING huge. I have been so lucky.”

“It’s so exciting watching her grow as she develops and shares the same passion for art as I have and that I can take the time to teach her and show her how to draw and paint.”

“I love exploring with my sons and (hopefully) teaching them valuable lessons along the way. More often though, they are the ones teaching me things that I never expected to learn before I was a father.”

“The most important lessons I learned from my dad happened when he wasn’t trying to teach me. Realizing how well he treated others and his surroundings helped define the best parts of me.”

“My girls are the type of people who will go out into the world and make it a better place, and for that I am grateful beyond words. It’s not an exaggeration to say that they saved me, and every day they continue to make me a better person.”

“My kids are all independent, wise, and hard-working individuals that have been successful in all of their endeavors. Even though their generation is different than my step-father’s and mine, we still have these common threads that will continue to be passed down with each generation.”

“The best way to teach a child is to set the right example.”

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