In this episode of the Fathering Strong Podcast, Bruce and Eli discuss the importance of fathers being protectors for their children. They talk about the POPs program, which stands for Protectors, Order Keepers, Providers, and Stabilizers. They also highlight the Good Dad Award, an event that honors fathers who are doing a great job. They emphasize the need for fathers to be present in their children’s lives and to protect them from family violence and other dangers. They provide resources and tips for fathers who may need help in becoming better protectors.

Takeaways
– Fathers play a crucial role as protectors for their children.
– The POPs program emphasizes the importance of fathers being Protectors, Order Keepers, Providers, and Stabilizers.
– The Good Dad Award recognizes fathers who are doing a great job.
– Fathers need to be present in their children’s lives to be effective protectors.
– Fathers should be aware of the dangers their children may face and take steps to ensure their safety.
– If fathers have violent tendencies, they should seek help to ensure the safety of their children and family.
– Fathers should build relationships with their children’s teachers and be involved in their education.
– Fathers should be vigilant about their children’s online activities and educate them about online safety.
– Fathers should know their children’s friends and be aware of any negative influences.
– Fathers have a responsibility to protect their children from family violence and other dangers.
– There are resources and support available for fathers who need help in becoming better protectors.

Chapters
00:00 – Introduction and Father Fest
06:21 – The Role of Fathers as Protectors
12:41 – The Importance of Being Present
30:24 – Conclusion and Final Thoughts