"Between the material and talking with the others, I have learned about what it takes to be a father and the effects my actions have on my children.
I’ve also learned everything from proper discipline to how provide a stable home for my children.
The most important skill I’ve learned is how to deal with my anger in a healthy manner. The fighting in front of my children was my biggest flaw with parenting, and how I know how to deal with it at a better time when the kids are not around." -- D. B. 2017
"I’ve learned how our role as a parent and as an adult living our personal life is affecting our children in both negative and positive ways. It is so important to live by the integrity of your word and not be a hypocrite because our children are very perceptive.
To be absolutely more aware of my mood and energies when caring for my children. Give my full attention and quality time for my children, take the time to understand their feelings and show gratitude for them more often.
Integrity: Follow through on your word, don’t lie to your children and if you say something is bad for them, YOU shouldn’t be doing it as a parent. Example: I’m smoking cigarettes (trying to quit) and I tell my children how bad it is and that they should never do it." -- M. B. 2017
"It’s given me a lot of ideas to think about what I’m actually doing in my parenting. It’s taught me a lot about co-parenting, and how important it is to respect the mother of my child in be able to teach my child how to behave.
I know how important teaching my child about all aspects of life is whether I show them how to stay safe, take care of themselves of even how to eat right.
How to be that man my daughter is going to look for the example of what a man should be."-- J. W. 2017
“When I came back from the Middle East, after serving two consecutive tours, I realized that my relationship with my teenage children had changed. After taking the MIC class, I was able to get back on track with my relationships, and now things are much, much better. Thanks Tom”-- K.G.
“When I learned about the broken heart concept, I realized that there were things I did not get from my father. Now, with those roadblocks are gone from my life, I can be a better parent to my children."—Donny
“I am attending the class to support my son in raising my grandson. I have learned that my job as a father never ends. This class is great”. --D.F.
"The Men, Infants, Children Program – MIC is important, and an amazing program where fathers can come tighter and grow in their parenting skills. You get together in a group session, which invites great communication to bring fathers together, and grow as parents. One of the best aspects of the program I feel is that it helps the father in co-parenting to benefit the child, or children. What helped me out the most from this program is the best gift a child can have, a father that is a positive role model, involved in the growth and development of the child, or children’s lives." -Arley R.
“I enrolled in MIC (Men, Infants, and Children) after looking at the website. I know I was struggling in many areas. I had positive thoughts going in, I am 100% for being a better parent – father. After being in the class it really jumped out at me what I was doing really wrong and how bad it was affecting my child. It was not only me, it was both of us. I think if any parent has doubt in their parenting they should take this class. It is so educational and helpful. It is not about you, it is for the children. Everything you do or say it is going to affect your children. I am so glad I took this class. Thank you Tom.” -J.M.