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Dads And Affection

June 29, 2013
By Marshal Greenstein - M.A. LMHC, LMFT , The Post-Journal

Dad and affection. Recently, I attended my daughter's high school graduation ceremony. What a glorious milestone in her life and the lives of all graduates. This article is not intended to extend profundity to the throng of graduates. My focus is on dads. At the graduation, an administrator requested that applause be held until all graduates were recognized. Fair enough. Nonetheless, one graduate, a young man, was dually recognized by his dad's unmistakable voice singing out "I love you." The audience chuckled. Later, when I reached the father at the reception that followed, he smiled and beamed a light that poke of the depth of love he feels for his son. He commented that other men decided to forsake the opportunity to express their rich and deep sentiment of a son's accomplishment.



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