Beautifully said, Tre. It is extra hard for young fathers, who don’t have the wisdom of age. Or didn’t have good role models in their own fathers. Fortunately, I had a wife who was an amazingly wise and intuitive mother, and she taught me through watching her love and care for our children, much encouragement, and occasionally, well-deserved shame, how to be a better person and father.
Keep trying Dads. Your kids are worth the effort.