parenting

Superhero: Then and Now

dadme3Who is your hero? Depending on your age and circumstance the answer could vary widely from a fictional story book character that becomes an imaginary hero to someone in real life that touched you personally in a meaningful way. In the introduction to my picture book Superhero, I stated that most of the time, the ordinary people doing ordinary things to help us are the most important people in our lives. And with this idea of a hero in mind, I can’t think of a greater hero than a loving parent.

This is the time of year when many people show appreciation for their dad on a special day. Although my dad passed away many years ago, thoughts of him and what he meant to me stay with me year-round.

I have many great memories of my time with dad, but the most poignant ones are of the scary times when I needed reassurance. At those moments, my dad was my true hero. Whenever I was frightened or in over my head for any reason, I knew that I could call on my dad and he would be there for me.

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I wrote Superhero in remembrance of my dad. He was always my superhero. In this book I pay tribute to my love for him, and hope to remind all parents that taking the time to reassure your children through their fears and insecurities will create a bond with them that lasts their whole lives.

So if you know a boy whose dad is his hero—or a girl who thinks the world of her dad—check out my book Superhero and share it with them.

Both books are available from either Amazon or BarnesandNoble.com.Superhero title graphic

 

“With this story, [children] will realize that anyone can be a hero, not just men in capes. By helping someone in need, you become a hero.” Family Review Center

 

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