Notes to My Son by Eric Lynn released in September in the Adult Non-fiction genre.
“THE GREATEST GIFT FOR DADS OF ALL AGES AND IN ALL STAGES.” “Your path is your own.” “No one can tell you how to walk it.” “Responsibility lies with you.”
These are just some of the important conversations we are gently reminded to embrace within Notes to My Son. With parenting, there are so many things we need to do and take care of, but what conversations are we having to be sure we truly impart the wisdom of our lives into our loved ones? Are we having difficult conversations, asking hard questions, and talking about things without regret?
Don’t let another day pass by without this book.
In Notes to My Son, you’ll discover twenty-five topics to inspire deeper, more meaningful conversations throughout your child’s life, even if your child is now an adult on their own.
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Meet the Author:
Eric Lynn spends his professional life managing workforce solutions for small, mid-sized and Fortune 1000 companies. With years of professional experience, Eric understands the value of preparation. Thus when his wife, Ashley, became pregnant, Eric sought a way to prepare for his new role as a father. Something shifted within him causing him to ask different questions of life.
As he awaited the arrival of his first child, future conversations with his son, Summit, began to take shape. Eager to prepare for this new role, Notes to My Son was born.
The Lynn family lives in Colorado where they enjoy climbing 14ers, skiing, playing tennis and appreciating the abundance of all nature has to offer. Eric and his family hope that the relatable life wisdom shared in this book touches the hearts of all who read it.
What have I learned since becoming a father?
by Eric Lynn
The first thing is patience. And by patience, I don’t mean the ability to wait; I mean the ability to be present in the moment. These are moments I wrote about in Notes to My Son that I knew would come. Talking about them and experiencing them, however, are two different things. Now I have experienced what I drew up on a whiteboard. The reality is that there are moments that stop me in my tracks. Remember the old adage of time standing still? I never believed it until I became a father. When my kid smiles at me, all the pressure, stress, and minuscule stuff that preoccupies my mind goes right out the back door. He has such power over me that I never could believe existed. This power has translated to my professional life. Having the experience of standing still in moments has allowed me to attack challenges with a more deliberate focus.
My second learning is about just how strong my partner in life is. Ashley has earned a new nickname from me: WONDER WOMAN. I thought I knew my wife, but I was wrong. She has risen to a whole new level of strength, power, courage, and tenacity that she’d only hinted at before. I am in awe of the dedication to our son that she exudes. It’s kind of a cool experience seeing new layers in a relationship. It’s almost as if we are courting again as we learn our new roles and strengths/weaknesses that come with them.
A third learning is to ensure grandparents have a key role. Our grandparents aren’t local, so virtually engaging them in Summit’s upbringing is key. And it’s not just for their own satisfaction. I don’t want Summit to have “mystery” grandparents that he only sees once a year. This means embracing digital technology so the GPs don’t miss swim lessons, sign language, birthday parties, or just walks around the neighborhood. We still exchange cards and written updates, but to ensure an enduring relationship, real-time video conferencing is the next best thing to experiencing those smiles and giggles in-person.
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- 1 of 5 ebook of NOTES TO MY SON or a $25 Amazon Gift Card (open Internationally) (6 winners)
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