How often do we hear about couples splitting up, and all the animosity that comes with it? When children are involved, it more often than not turns into an even more bitter battle.
However, sometimes, we hear of stories which are very much the exception to the norm, take Billy Flynn Gadbois for example. He’s both a father and an ex-husband. And he’s doing things a little differently. I think every man and woman can learn a thing or two from this guy.
Billy knows that it’s his responsibility to ensure the two little boys he created with his ex-wife grow into the kind of men that respect woman and treat them well. And to encourage this, he surprises his ex-wife on her birthday with flowers, a card and even a breakfast he made with their children.
Ensuring his boys see how treats their mom will shape their future in how they view relationships one day. He admits that is was not always easy, his ex-wife and he had many issues and it took a lot to rise above their anger and resentment. But clearly, it is possible!
“So if you aren’t modeling good relationship behavior for your kids, get your sh*t together. Rise above it and be an example. This is bigger than you. Raise good men. Raise strong women. Please. The world needs them, now more than ever. We’ve worked hard over time to establish our boundaries and find ways to manage our interactions so our own issues are minimalized or left at home when it comes to the kids. It’s an ongoing process but you can see a huge difference in the happiness and confidence and security of the boys since we started working at it”