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Life Lessons from Football

Raising little ones takes constant awareness, "audibles" and checks to be sure we are covering what we are wanting to do when giving our young sons the best possible childhood.  We're trying to balance the stresses of winning, losing, competition and limited time with their daddy, who is busy on the football field.  We are not alone...moms and dads are dealing with this no matter the profession.  This summer, we discovered a great "game plan" for family life.  I write about it in football terms and present it to Gameday Style readers because it uses our favorite game to teach family values.  Head on over to subscribe.  
It has wonderful resources for dads and moms!

All Pro Dad is Family First's innovative program helping men become better fathers. is a one-stop resource where dads can find encouragement, ideas, information and videos.  The site contains hundreds of Articles and Top 10 Lists to help dads engage their children in fun and creative ways. Dads can also connect with one another through our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube.
The Play of the Day is where fathers can go to get hard-hitting, concise, helpful and free information on how to be a better dad. The Play of the Day daily email goes out to 70,000 fathers each day and it’s the most read daily fatherhood e-mail in the world. You can subscribe via email or check out All Pro Dad’s Blog for the latest post.
All Pro Dad's Days are a little breakfast, a little bonding and a lot of fun!  Dads gather monthly, with their children and other dads, at their child's school cafeteria to discuss topics relevant to school age children and to take part in fun bonding activities and games.  Dads leave with practical parenting tips they can take home and put to use immediately.  All Pro Dad’s Days are in over 1,000 schools nationwide and partnered with the National PTA.
Our NFL Father & Kid Experiences are three-hour events held at a team’s practice facility or stadium. The events provide an opportunity for dads to spend time with their children by participating in interactive games designed to strengthen their relationship.
All Pro Dad’s 53 NFL spokesmen are a group of coaches, players and alumni, including Tony Dungy, Tony Boselli, Kyle Brady and Mike Tomlin, who exemplify passion, discipline, work ethic, commitment and loyalty both on the field and in their role as a father.
In addition to All Pro Dad, Family First offers iMOM for mothers in every stage of parenting as well as the Family Minute with Mark Merrill, which provides encouragement for all families.  Watch the videos below to learn more about Family First's programs and the real stories of lives that have been changed as a result of the solutions that we offer.

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