Dads Love Lasts: How to Close the Relationship Gap to Leave a Lasting Legacy

Dads occupy a special place in a child’s life. When dads are present, that is involved, supportive and loving, their children revel in it. They gain confidence. The memories dads make with them outlast these dads, bringing joy and adding strength to all. Thus, Dads Love Lasts is about dads engaging with their children appropriately. It is dads providing lasting memories, instilling values by their actions and words, as well as teaching their children the value of what they give. Moreover, this is dads working this out based on their unique self and circumstances.

What They Say . . .

Dads Love Lasts uses a thought-provoking fable of a struggling father and his two children to encourage the reader to build a positive, intentional relationship with their children.  Claire’s book tells the story with simplicity, common sense, and wisdom – mixed with a bit of spiritual guidance.  The reality is that your relationship with your children will leave a legacy.  It is your choice whether that legacy will be good or bad.  Claire inspires the reader to build a positive legacy by applying the same vision, communication, drive, strategy and innovation that make businesses and organizations successful.   
— Mike Armstrong, General Manager WaterOne

Dr. Claire shares a powerful gift of wisdom for fathers everywhere in her latest book,  Dad’s Love Lasts. Her clear and practical guidance for balancing the demands of family, careers and life have been proven in my experience as a parent.  We show our children we love them by showing up in important ways and demonstrating they can count on us.  The greatest legacy we can give our children is time and attention so they will know that they are loved and valued.  They return that gift by being their best selves.

— Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr, The United Methodist Church, CEO, Impactful Teams, LLC


How important to you are your children and your legacy? This is the real question. The book itself is an easy read. The steps you need to take are simple. However, I’ll be honest with you. You will have to make some changes. You will have to give something.

Yes. It addresses issues that are particular to single dads, although dads who are together with their spouse or partner will also benefit from it.

Congratulations on cultivating a good relationship with your children. This book will enhance what you are already doing.

It is true that the children in the book are in their teens. However, using this now will ensure that you have a good foundation and avoid some pitfalls as you advance in your career.

About the Author

dads love lasts the author Claire Annelise Smith
Claire Annelise Smith, Phd (Dr. Claire), is the owner of Blazing Star Network, a Professional Training and Spiritual Coaching firm. She has a variety of experiences in different cultural contexts. She is author of multiple books and publications.
As a spiritual mentor and coach, Dr. Claire helps busy CEO’s and
others in executive leadership positions who are dads have better
relationships with their children to leave a lasting legacy of love.