When Matthew’s ex-wife sadly died of cancer, his son moved across the country from California to live with him. The two hadn’t been very close to begin with, and tensions between them quickly grew, leading to a physical altercation. In the aftermath, Matthew was referred to Nurturing Dads. At first, Matthew was guarded, feeling the classes were unnecessary. As the weeks went on, Matthew opened up after realizing the other fathers in his class shared his difficulties. Ultimately, Matthew learned that discipline must go hand-in-hand with empathy and kindness, and he is now happily reunited with his son.

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