After Eric Davis spent over 16 years in the military, including a decade in the SEAL Teams, his family was more than used to his absence on deployments and secret missions that could obscure his whereabouts for months at a time.
Without a father figure in his own life since the age of fifteen, Eric was desperate to maintain the bonds he’d fought so hard to forge when his children were young—particularly with his son, Jason, because he knew how difficult it was to face the challenge of becoming a man on one’s own. Unfortunately, Eric learned the hard way that Quality Time doesn’t always show up in Quantity Time.
Facebook, television, phones, video games, school, jobs, friends—they all got in the way of a real, meaningful father-son relationship. It was time to take action.
As a SEAL, Eric learned to innovate and push boundaries, allowing him to function at levels beyond what was expected, comfortable, ordinary, and even imaginable, and he knew that as a father he needed to do the same with his son. Meeting extreme with extreme was the only answer.
Using a unique blend of discipline, leadership, adventure, and grace, Eric and his SEAL brothers will teach you how to connect, and reconnect, with your sons and learn how to raise real men—the Navy SEAL way.
Great book! I highlighted a lot of quotes to reference back to in years to come. All of the stories were great as well. Will recommend to friends.
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Eric Davis has been there and done that. the lessons learned in this book come from years of blood, sweat, and tears, and most importantly, mistakes. this is not some touch me, feel me, see me, heal me self help book. this is the real deal. this will help anyone raise tough, indipendant, well adjusted kids. even if you do not have kids, this is an excellent book for expanding your mental toughness, leadership skills, etc. thank you Mr. Davis for your service.
Excellent book with valuable insight into parenting! Eric shares riveting stories from his days as a Navy SEAL & Instructor during the war on Terror era. Being a good father takes training and this is a great resource!