Happy Single Dad Day & a Giveaway

When I first wrote The Successful Single Mom someone asked if I was going to write The Successful Single Dad, and my response was, "No, I've never been a single dad." But in 2011, it became apparent that dads needed a book, too, because I heard a lot of, "I'm a single dad. I read your book and just replaced "mom" with "dad" and pretended the book was for me."

Last year in August, I published The Successful Single Dad. 

Both books are similar, but I replaced the "mom" stories with "dad" stories by interviewing some amazing single dads ... it turned out that when I started looking around, there are single dads e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e! 

More and more men are getting full or 50% custody of their children, and staying actively involved in their lives ... even turning down career opportunities or starting new businesses just so they can see their kids at every opportunity. *Applause!*

Cheers to the single dads and Happy Single Dad Day!

If you're a single dad, you haven't read the book and you'd like to, I'd be happy to send you one. The first 5 single dads to leave their answer to this question in the comments will receive a complimentary book, "What's the best thing about being a single dad?"


  1. The best thing about being a single dad is watching my daughter grow into a young lady right before my eyes. Having her with me everyday allows us to get to know one another deeply and it affords me the opportunity to do the best I can to influence her decisions in a positive direction!

    Jamaal Thomas

    1. I love that, Jamal! Please email me your address so I can send you a book {honoree at coachhonoree dot com}.

  2. This best thing about being a single father is that I have had no option but to learn to provide in new ways. When I was married I could lazily assume that any deficiencies I had would be covered by my wife's strengths or attentiveness. When you are single though, your child is counting on you to meet all of their needs, even if you are alone. The challenges I've faced and overcome in these areas has helped me to focus more sharply on my relationship with my son. I've learned that I CAN provide for him financially and emotionally, and that I DO have what it takes to succeed as a father. The focus required to single parent has made me a better father than I was before. I can't be lazy now. I have to stay on my toes to keep up with my son, and to make sure that he is thriving.

    Dallas Merritt

    1. What a powerful observation, Dallas. Girls really do need their dads! Please be sure to email me your address so I can send you a book {honoree at coachhonoree dot com}.

  3. The best thing about being a single dad is that I have learned to be self sufficient. Not that I wasn't before but how I live my life in front of my kids is important because it is a direct reflection on me and ONLY me. Not my ex-wife.
    We have very different parenting styles which unfortunately do clash sometimes but in the end my kids will see that people are very different and we need to do the right thing in all circumstances. Even when they don't look like they are going to be in our favor. It is a struggle being a single dad but my kids know that I have their best interests at heart.

  4. Thanks for weighing in Phil! It does get easier, too, so hang in there!

    Please send me your mailing address so I can pop a book in the mail to you {honoree at coachhonoree dot com}.