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19th Feb 2017

This man’s post about his ex-wife has gone viral for a heartwarming reason

Great to see

Paul Moore

In Dorothy Nolte’s famous poem, Children Learn What They Live, the renowned writer and family counselor provided some important information for parents.

To quote the most famous extract from her poem : “If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence. If children live with tolerance, they learn patience. If children live with praise, they learn appreciation. If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.”

After reading this Facebook post by Boston-based Billy Flynn Gadbois, it’s clear that he’s a firm believer in the idea that parents need to set the best possible example for their children’s development.

Billy is a divorced father of two and he recently decided to surprise his ex-wife on her birthday with some gifts.

After being asked “why the hell I still do things for her all the time”, he had this response.

“It’s my ex-wife’s birthday today so I got up early and brought flowers and cards and a gift over for the kids to give her and helped them make her breakfast. Per usual someone asked me why the hell I still do things for her all the time. This annoys me. So ima break it down for you all.”

He said: “I’m raising two little men. The example I set for how I treat their mom is going to significantly shape how they see and treat women and affect their perception of relationships. I think even more so in my case because we are divorced. So if you aren’t modeling good relationship behavior for your kids, get your shit together. Rise above it and be an example. This is bigger than you”.

“Raise good men. Raise strong women. Please. The world needs them, now more than ever”, he added.

Fair play to him.