By Dennis Helming
I’m not a fan of how-to-do-it kits for parents, especially those catalogs bulging with 9,731 tips for today's dad. What are needed today are not more suggestions; today's dads are already drowning in a myriad of sins of fatherly omission—and they're well aware of it. They don't need their consciousness raised—they need their hopes and spirits raised. They need a new theory, a new vision to inspire them.