Thats the fatherly advice from Hal Runkel, author of ScreamFree Parenting (Broadway), who urges proud papas to celebrate Fathers Day by keeping the focus on themselves rather than their kids. According to Runkel, every day should be Fathers Day, and he adds, When we set aside one day of the year, kids ask What about kids day? My kids are a huge part of my life, but theyre not my whole life.
To keep it father-focused, Runkel suggests dads leave the kids alone and play golf, exercise, play poker with the guys, or spend some quality time with the wife.
As for Runkels own Fathers Day festivities?
He says, Ill be sitting in my recliner with a beer watching the U.S. Open.
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