It”s quite true, perhaps unfortunately so, that many of our feelings go unsaid. After all, how many times have you wished you”d just said what was on your mind and avoided a lot of heartache? Probably more than once. It”s not just about expressing hurt or anger — keeping love, pride, and gratitude unspoken can hurt us, too.
Writing and filmmaking company Echo Storytelling Agency created the #TellThemNow campaign that seeks to open communication between dads and their children, no matter how old the children are. Fathers have, for a long time, been socialized to remain emotionally distant from their kids, and it usually causes more harm than good in families. This project aims to change that.
To make sure that father-child relationships could be the strongest possible bonds, the people at Echo had ten dads and their children participate in this emotionally touching short film.
Expressing the love and gratitude you feel for someone is important in any relationship, not just with dads. Be sure to let your dad know just how much he means to you. If you are a dad, let your kids know how proud you are of them. It would make a world of difference.