Fathers and Sons

Stan and FamilyStan Loomis has always been a family man. He travels the world on countless trips per year with his five children and his wife, and truly appreciates the importance of a strong family bond. More than this, a strong general bond with your family, begins and is founded upon one-on-one bonds between family members. This is one of the best lessons that he has learned as a son, a parent, a family member; and one that he tries to practice every day. Being a proud parent to both daughters and sons, Stan Loomis readily recognizes that there is some obvious distinction between the two, and one that he works to make better in practice every day. He understands the importance of a father- son relationship and how beneficial the special bond he shares with his own sons is to his family.  Stan Loomis knows that it isn’t easy to make sure the father-son bond is strong at any age, so he offers some tips to fathers.


1.       Know the Impact You Have: First, and foremost, as a dad to a son (or even daughter), a father must recognize that the impact they have on their children-at every age-is a strong one and always will be. This is why you always must be aware of what you say and do, and be gentle in reproach and congratulatory in praise.

2.       Listen to Them: As a father, as a parent, your first duty is to keep your children safe. The second, is to listen to them. Listening makes them feel as important as they are, as well as lets them know they can tell you anything, anytime, and ask advice.

3.       Find Shared Hobbies/Interests: Even the most seemingly different sons and fathers can find a middle ground of interests that they can agree on. It could be as simple as a genre of movie or a type of sandwich, but finding it, gives you two something that you can do or enjoy together-memories that you can share.