The Down to Earth Dad®








The National Dad's Matter!™ Project

"Dad Quotes"

These Dad Quotes™ are from fathers and grandfathers
connected to National Dads Matter!™ Project Schools and Programs.


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"Realize that children, first and foremost, need to see you, and see the way you are. They need a role model."
Criag Burnham, Riverside, Rhode Island    
A National Dads Matter!™ Project Father    


"Kids see what you do and they want to be like you."

Jose (Joe) Teixeira, Newport, Rhode Island

"If you don’t spend time with them and aren’t there for them, they’re going to find someone who will be."

Ernie Souza, Middletown, Rhode Island

"Remember, children need guidance and someone constantly pushing them in the right direction."

Timson Babbit, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

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"Realize that children, first and foremost, need to see you, and see the way you are. They need a role model."

Criag Burnham, Riverside, Rhode Island

"Spend as much time as you can with them. Try not to miss out on their life because you only get one shot at it."

Tim Sausville, Middletown, Ohio

"Every time you walk out of the house make sure you tell them you love them."

Mike Stevens, Middletown, Ohio

"Do things with them, spend time with them. Show them that you care for them, and that you love them."

Michael Alcorn, Fairfield, Ohio

"Fatherhood has really turned my life around."

Jason Baker, Hamilton, Ohio

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"You’ve got to have courage, and you must be courageous enough to stand up to speak for what you believe in."

Chris Phillips, Hamilton, Ohio

"Love your child, always. Show them love, tell them how much you love them. It’s more than saying it. It’s good to say it, but to show them."

Bo Taylor, Cherokee, North Carolina

"You’re not going to live forever. Once kids reach a certain age, they may not want you in their life at all. Spend as much time with them while you can and while they’re young."

David Wolfe, Cherokee, North Carolina

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"Be there for your kids. Cherish every moment you have with them because they grow up fast."

Rodney Johnson, Cherokee, North Carolina

"Fatherhood has made me open my eyes up to a lot of things. I’ve learned to be a lot more responsible, not just to myself but my kids as well."

Desmond Biddle, Cherokee, North Carolina

"Any man can make a baby, but it takes a real man to be a father."

Tim Mills, Cherokee, North Carolina

"Spend every moment you have with your kids. You never know when it’s going to be your time to go, so make the best of it while you’re still around and able."

Rick McCoy, Cherokee, North Carolina

"Treat your child with dignity. Communicate with them. Tell them you love them and tell them to treat everybody with respect."

Dan McCoy, Birdtown Community, North Carolinia

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"It’s never going to be perfect, but it’s better than you think, no matter how bad you think it is."

Eric Johnson, Saugerties, New York

"Everywhere I take them, complete strangers will come up to me and say, ‘Oh, my gosh, they’re so cute.’ I just smile proudly and say, ‘I know!’ They’re Daddy’s girls."

Nate VanUithuizen, Troy, New York

"Get involved. Otherwise, you’re going to miss out on the only legacy you have worth leaving behind."

Ken Quintal, Troy, New York

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"“You have to be patient. One day when they're grown you'll look back and realize that all the hard work that went into raising a child was worth it."

Kenny Tremont, West Sand Lake, New Jersey