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"I love how it is written as a tool. Not a book you can just read through and put up on the shelf, it is an action book, and when you come across this issue of parenting grab the book and look for suggestions." - Lisa Bechtol

What Are Others Saying About This Incredible Book?

This is an amazing book for all dads

This is an amazing book for all dads, however, I feel this should be read by BOTH parents. This book has so many great principles in it for any new or existing parents. All the lessons will have you thinking and really reconsider how you parent your child. One that comes to mind is saying NO and I will leave it at that. Definitely get this book and read it and absorb as much of the information as possible. Then READ IT AGAIN!

George Pitts
(Father of a one-year-old)

Absolutely Awesome Book! Excellent Tips!

This is an absolutely awesome book! With the lessons in this book, you are going to want to use them right now with your children. This is a book that will not gather dust on a bookshelf. I see this as a regular resource for dads to read time and time again. Excellent, powerful tips for dads to make a huge, positive impact with their children.

Cynthia Bazin
(Lasar Focused Mentor and mother of two)

If you are a man that has doubts…

If you are a man that has doubts of how to parent, this is definitely the book for you. No matter what sex you are, this is a must read, so that you can totally see what it’s like to raise a child from a true man's perspective. I must say once again, totally blown away because I have a lot to learn from this.....

Paul Ybarra
(Father of 3)

Great book! Ryan makes it easy to understand how to put these important principles into practice!

Great book!! You can have all the "knowledge" in the world, but it is useless if you don't understand how to put it into practice. Ryan does a great job of connecting important principles to real life scenarios. He makes it easy to understand how to put the principles into practice!

Geoff Libby
(Uncle of four)

Amazing resource for Dads!!

WoW! This is such a great resource. I wish I would have had this when we had our first. I love the way he explains things in a simple, easy to implement way. Finally, a book for dads with the How's and the Why's. I could not put this down! I will definitely be keeping this close by!

Greg Harvey

Great basics in this book!

I enjoyed reading Ryan's book. Children grow fast, and if you follow Ryan's advice you won't miss their childhood when you are needed the most.

Presence, communication and respect are the foundational principles in this book. Ryan writes in practical terms about these principles and what they look like in action. Easy to read with basic examples for each topic. If you are a new dad, a soon-to-be dad or a dad working on doing better, this book will bring some great basics into focus for you. Being a parent is no easy feat. This book can help!

Anne DiDomenico
(Mother and Grandmother)

I wish I had this book when my kids were young...

Ryan's book "Be The Dad You Wish You Had" is the perfect addition to a new dad's new life. The best time to start being the best dad possible is today, and with Ryan's lifelong lessons, you can start now. I wish I had learned these lessons when my children were younger. I did okay, I love my children and they love me... but I could have been more present and proactive had I know just a few of the 40 lessons he shares. Do yourself and, more importantly, do your kids a favor and not only buy this book... but read it and use the wisdom Ryan shares with you!

Charles Woolsey
Father of Two Adult Children

Unofficial guide to great parenting!

Forty insights to creating a respectful relationship with your child - the must-have guide for all Dads, Moms and even uncle Chris.
Simple tools for success - face to face communication, positive reinforcement and engagement while learning to not use the word "NO".

Chris Jardin
(Uncle to two boys)

The truth is a dad plays a major role in a child’s life…

Truth is a hard thing to sell because it isn't pretty, it hurts, and it also makes us work; it is also beautiful because it provides knowledge and growth.

The truth is a dad plays a major role in a child's life and we do the best we can and hope the outcome looks like a stable to successful adult when we are done.

The truth about this book is that it is the truth about the work it takes to be a great dad, but because the author simplifies the lessons, the reality of being a great dad seems like less work and more just being present. The author made me feel that being a great dad is attainable and whether intentional or not, he also did a great job reinforcing ideas that would make one not be just a great dad, but a spouse, or a child. The lessons transcend fatherhood and delve into the world of strong relationships.

The title would suggest this book is for men that didn't have a great dad; it is, but it is also for all parents who wonder what it is going to take to nurture a child and continuously have a meaningful relationship with them.

Dorian Santiago

Must Read for Every Dad

This book is a must read for every dad. All of the lessons in this book are so simple, but simple does not mean it’s always easy to do. Ryan lays out 40 simple ways of becoming your child’s hero. It’s up to you to apply these simple lessons if that is what you want. Every man had a childhood hero. When your child thinks of who their hero is as an adult, wouldn’t you want to think “DAD”!?

David McCormack

A life-changing read! For your child AND for you!

I have to agree with the review that stated “I wish I had this book when my kids were younger!” As a mother of 3 teen daughters, I saw so many practical lessons I could’ve applied to make a positive difference in their lives AND mine! Applying the simple and practical lessons in this book will absolutely create bonds that will last a lifetime, and empower you to raise a confident, joyful, successful child. Not only that, it will help you as a father (and mothers... you too!!) be fully present to fully ENJOY each stage of parenting! Not only do I recommend this book to any parent at any stage... but what an incredible GIFT IDEA for new or expecting parents! It will encourage discussion between mom and dad that will create a unified strategy to set your family up for a lifetime of happiness! Also - for you exhausted new parents - the lessons are quick and easy to read!

Debi Bellville
(Mother of three)

This should be in your top three go-to parenting books!

First, let me start by saying this book is not just for men! It should be read by any parent or person that is in any way, shape, or form, caring for children of all ages. As a young man, I married into a ready-made family with three young boys. I certainly did not have the tools with which to raise my stepsons. I had not grown up with any type of male influence in my life so I was quite literally raising them by the seat of my pants via everything I learned in the "real world university." I truly wish I had been able to read these 40 tips back then. Now, as a 49-year-old, I am blessed to be a grandfather to 5 wonderful grand kids and the step dad to two more great adult kids. Because it is never too late to learn how to communicate, I look forward to using the newfound knowledge and wisdom from Ryan's book to help nurture, raise and empower them. Ryan has an exceptional talent of putting these tools into terms that are not only easy to understand, but simple to incorporate into daily living. I assure you that after reading this book you will be just as pleased as I am.

David Rice
(Father of three, grandfather of five)

Awesome and a must read…

This book is awesome and a must read for any new Father. Ryan has excellent insight and experience to share. It also shows that if you are willing to be conscious you can give more than you received. Do you dare to participate in your child's life? It may be the most rewarding thing you ever do.

James Brooks
(Father of three)

Perfect blueprint to be a GREAT dad!

This book is a perfect resource for all dads and dads-to-be. The principles covered in this book are clear, concise, and easy to understand. Being a brand-new father is a scary feeling, but this book will prepare you to be GREAT. Even if you already have a two-year-old (like me) there are many lessons to learn and this book is a huge help. Do yourself and your children a favor and buy this book, but more importantly - put into practice. Thank you for putting this into the world

John Skistimas
(Father to a two-year-old)

This book is a handbook for dads and an insight for moms

This book is a handbook for dads and an insight for moms. It starts at the most basic stages of life and ways to support your child from birth and works up through the ages and stages of life. It’s more than just “play with your kids”. It aligns the relationship to create a full family dynamic where the whole family is supported. It’s foundational, easy to read and a resource dads can keep in their toolbox throughout their fatherhood season.

Krista Lockwood

What a simple and profound read!

There are so many parenting books out there and what I love about Ryan Roy's 'Be the Dad You Wish You Had' is that it's a simple, actionable, distillation of the fundamentals that will enable any parent to set themselves and their kids up for success. A great read for new parents and refresher for those looking to be more mindful parents

Stephanie Bryant
(Mother of two)

Must Read for New or Experienced Fathers

For those of us that didn’t have a great father role model in our lives, and we want better for our kids than we got, this book is a must read. Although I wish I had this book before I had My first son, it’s never too late to become a better dad.

Mark Starr
(Father of two)

Easy to read instructional manual

This book is an easy to read, instructional manual to change the trajectory of how we can empower our children to become confident and well-rounded adults, with instead of NO NO , a YES YES. Catch them doing something right and allowing them to think and find the right answer on their own. This book helps parents to create an environment which allows them to soak up knowledge during the most formative years of their life and to teach parents to spend quality time with their children.

Nancy Berg

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