Father Gives His Son a Voice: “Dad and Mom, Remember…”

Posted By: on June 12, 2015
photo of a typewriter with message "Dear Mom and Dad,"

Recently one of my clients (who is the father of a young boy) shared with me—in session—a few lines he wrote the day after he lost his temper and yelled at his son. (His son is around 9 years old.)

His words were so touching, and so profoundly true, that I asked for his permission to share these on my blog.

Here is how this father gave a voice to his young son’s emotions:

Dad and Mom, Remember…

I am learning every minute of every day.

I want to learn everything you know.

I want to be like you.

I want to have fun with YOU.

I want to please you.

I’m only ___ years old.

Assume I do everything with good intent until you know otherwise.

Please guide me with a gentle hand.

Please give lots of hugs.

Please say ‘I Love You’ everyday.

Please let me talk to you at any time.

Please ask me before you assume I did wrong.

You don’t have to be perfect, just be Dad and Mom.

I need you.

I look forward to seeing you every time we are apart.

You are my dad and mom. I love you.

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