With over two decades of experience as a Navy SEAL and Independent Contractor, SEALDAD™ can more than vouch for his colleagues’ unique sense of integrity, honesty and good character. Believing today’s young people could benefit from developing similar traits during their formative years, SEALDAD™’s new book relates stories from his military life to his unconventional parenting methods. ’Things I Teach My Kids That I Learned In The SEAL Teams, Volume 1’ is poised to resonate with parents around the world.
Long Beach, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/31/2014 -- Everyone knows that Navy SEAL training is one of the toughest training regiments in the world. We also know that it produces some of the best combat ready soldiers on the planet. What is missing in our perception of Navy SEAL’s is their intriguing inner make up. They live within a moral code of integrity, selflessness and humble anonymity. They risk their lives for others; they live to honor their team, their brotherhood and their country.
Within these warriors lies a set of values and morals that are pivotal not only for those in combat, but for all of us. Especially useful is how these values can be of benefit to today’s youth.
‘Things I Teach My Kids That I Learned In The SEAL Teams, Volume 1’ is as insightful as it is important.
After spending nearly 20 years working with Special Operators as an active duty Navy SEAL, SEAL Instructor and a Civilian Independent Contractor, SEALDAD™ noticed that, although the men he worked with came from completely different backgrounds, they shared a common set of values, character traits and were genuinely good people. They were, for the most part, not the Rambo type characters portrayed in the movies, but regular guys with extraordinary drive, dedication, dependability and an uncommon ability to succeed at anything they set their minds on.
Noticing the declining character of young people in today's society, and being a father himself; SEALDAD™ has set out to identify some of the character traits of a Navy SEAL, that he believes make up the foundation of a good, solid person who becomes a welcomed asset to everyone he or she is around. He relates stories from lessons learned in the SEAL Teams to his unconventional parenting methods. This is a raw and honest look into a SEAL's personal relationship with his own children and the methods he uses to shape their character.
Here is a taste of what is covered in the first volume:
- Swim Buddy: This covers the importance of having a “purpose beyond self”. In training, the first lesson is to never be without your Swim Buddy. SEAL’s are always a Team, always caring for and looking out for one another. Families are teams as well, and for children, this is an invaluable teaching to guide them to see the importance and benefit of being a team player
- Don’t Be Late: Being punctual is absolutely necessary to Navy SEALs, being late is simple not an option. Time is synchronized before a mission begins and is carried out to the second. In life, it’s about being dependable, about being a person of your word. SEALDAD™ relates fun, simple and effective ways to instill a responsible sense of time to children.
- Mind Over Matter: What are our limits? Many of the beliefs about what is possible is taught to us as children. At a young age children can be taught the powers of their own mind and how to consciously regulate their reactions to discomfort. As they move into adulthood, they, like Navy SEAL’s will be able to achieve what others only dream of.
Since its release, the book has garnered a string of rave reviews. For example, DMR commented, “As the father of two young girls, it seems like I'm in a constant state of searching for parenting advice. In this short book, I have found some of the best and easiest to implement parenting advice I have come across. I am now in the process of trying to get my girls to be each other's "protectors", not an easy task since it seems they enjoy fighting more than getting along but this is just one of the ideas I took away from this volume.”
‘Things I Teach My Kids That I Learned In The SEAL Teams, Volume 1’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1fhELBJ.
SEALDAD began his career in the Navy in the mid 90’s. Since then he has spent time as an active duty SEAL, BUD’s instructor and Independent Contractor. Drawn to the distinct integrity of his co-workers and mentors, he paid keen attention to what makes them special. His motivation of sharing this knowledge is one of honoring those that have greatly influenced him and hence pass on those qualities to future generations. He currently lives with his wife and two children in the Pacific Northwest.