Happy Father’s Day!
Here’s some good advice from some cool dads
1. “It is a wise father that knows his own child,”
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)
During Act Two, Scene Two of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, Launcelot says to his blind father, Gobbo, “It is a wise father that knows his own child,” before revealing himself as said son. Shakespeare himself had three children with his wife Anne Hathaway.
2. “Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.”
RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882)
As the leader of the Transcendentalist movement, Emerson advocated self-reliance, individuality, and the goodness of people and nature. When it came to parenting his four children, he advised, “Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.”
3. “You give them unconditional love, and then you give them some structure and some rules, and they usually turn out really, really well.”
Pres. Barack Obama
4. “Let children walk with nature.”
JOHN MUIR (1838-1914)
Muir was a naturalist, conservationist, and a father of two. In Muir’s book A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, he wrote, “Let children walk with nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life, and that the grave has no victory, for it never
5. “The key to parenting is don’t overthink it. Because overthinking leads to … what were talking about?