So, I reached out. Far and wide. From nearly 100 dads and friend of dads, I pooled together what could only be described as a playbook. The response was overwhelming. Picking up commonalities across different dads of different backgrounds provided me with the ability to de-dupe and begin curating one list to rule them all.
We have spoken to hundreds of dads who wished that'd had someone give them the words to express how they feel, especially in the low times. What you feel matters. The Words are here to make your feelings heard when now one else will hear.