Learn about ‘Raising Men’ with parenting tips from former Navy SEALs


The Navy SEALs are a well-known part of our military. SEALs, an acronym standing for Sea, Air and Land teams, are a special operations force who are trained to operate in all environments. These are likely some of the toughest men you can meet.

Some of these Navy SEALs become fathers who provide very unique parenting advice to other parents. Parenting advice is good coming from people with unique training, but imagine parenting advice from a Navy SEAL!

Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs Learned From Their Training and Taught to Their Sons” was written by Eric Davis, who is, as you might expect, a former Navy SEAL. In “Raising Men” Davis uses his own experiences of re-adjusting to being home after so many years away and reconnecting with his kids when technology and social media made it harder than ever to provide guidance for parents.

After 16 years in the military and about 10 years as a Navy SEAL, Davis had spent more time away then at home. When he returned home, he wanted to maintain a good relationship with his kids. Specifically Davis wanted to make sure he was there for his son to help him face the challenges of becoming a man. However, new technology – video games, social media and other factors – made this especially hard, which taught Davis that quality time doesn’t always come with time spent together.

Davis is a Navy SEAL, though, so difficulty is his forte. He had learned to innovate and push boundaries, and he knew that as a father he needed to do the same with his son. Using a unique blend of discipline, leadership, adventure and grace, Davis and his SEAL brothers teach readers how to connect, and reconnect, with their sons and learn how to raise good men – the Navy SEAL way.

Readers have showered positive praised on “Raising Men.” One reader stated, “The author gives plenty of ideas and ways of teaching and connecting with your children that are invaluable and fun!” Another reader exudes that the book was “very well written in a format that gives you the information you need, in a manner that is also exciting to read. The experiences Eric had as a Seal seamlessly translate into parenting skills and a do it on purpose … to help parents at any stage of life.”

About the authors of “Raising Men”

Eric Davis is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and is a decorated veteran of the Global War on Terror. Eric mastered the art of writing while he worked on designing, writing, and producing numerous final SEAL training exercise scenarios. Davis resides in Orange County, California, with his wife and is the proud father of four successful children. He is enthusiastic about being active with his children and converting those experiences into valuable life lessons that he wants to share with others through his book. Davis now works as the founder and CEO of averagefrog.com and is also a featured writer on sofrep.com, navyseals.com, specialoperations.com and the Loadout Room. To learn more about Eric Davis and his book, visit http://www.ericdavis215.com/.

Co-author Dina Santorelli has been a freelance writer for more than 15 years and frequently writes about entertainment and pop culture. She was voted one of the Best Long Island Authors for 2013 (Long Island Press) and has collaborated on a variety of book projects, including “Good Girls Don’t Get Fat” (Harlequin, 2010), “The Brown Betty Cookbook” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) and “Bully” (Weinstein, 2013), the companion book to the acclaimed documentary. Santorelli’s debut novel, “Baby Grand,” is a top-rated mystery and thriller on Amazon Kindle. She currently serves as the Executive Editor of Salute and Family magazines. To learn more about Dina Santorelli and her works, visit http://www.dinasantorelli.com/

About this author

Brianna Gibbons is a Web Producer. She graduated from Westmont College with a Bachelors of Arts in English. She currently works hard to organize and publish the content for the blogs and websites. In her spare time, Brianna loves to read, write, knit, travel, dote on her pets and randomly go on small adventures with friends.

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