Bruce Eckman

 

My Mission

“Make A Difference in the Lives of Children by working directly with 2 to 10 year old children and their caregivers,
to help children to grow up to be good parents who will teach their children good parenting skills,
thus affecting the lives of generations of children.”

 

 

About Bruce

Even as a young man, I wanted to help children and families. In college I took Child Development and other related courses.

I have spent many years working with children in various volunteer organizations. I have worked in many positions in the Boy Scouts of America. Some positions working directly with children ranging in age from 6 to 18 and in other positions training scout leaders. I also worked for many years as a Big Brother with the Big Brother/Big Sisters program and eventually on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeastern Idaho. I have also served over 25 years in my Church teaching children ranging in age from 2 to age 12 years old.

I have spent many years as a successful business owner and entrepreneur. I started my first at business at age 5. I have spent many years in business and I am a respected business leader. Over the years I have employed hundreds of people, owned several corporations and served as Chairman of the Board of directors for several organizations. I currently work as President/CEO of EZ-NetTools Inc. This position gives me the freedom I need to work with children.

I have also been a single parent and have had many of the struggles of a single parent raising six children. I have also been an adoptive parent. I adopted two boys from an orphanage in Moscow Russia at ages 22 months and 3 years old. I have spent much time studying and learning about attachment and bonding. I am a devoted and loving father.

I feel that boding and attachment are a critical element in every child’s life. I have spent much time studying these topics and working toward strong attachment with my adopted children, my biological children and other children I have worked with. Build Trust is key to changing a child’s life. I love sharing what I have learned and my experiences with other parents. I am also an independent “Love and Logic” facilitator.

 

My Family

I have six children, 4 daughters and two sons.

Jamie, my oldest, is married and living in Rexburg ID. She and her husband are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl  and a new baby boy (making me a grandfather).

Kimberly, my second daughter, lives with her husband and works in California. She is planning on getting her MBA.

Emily, my third daughter, recently married and is living in UT. Her husband is studying to be a commercial pilot

Janalee, my youngest daughter, Just graduated from High School. She was very active in school activities. She is an excellent student, very musically inclined and plays the violin.

Nicholas, my oldest son, is also graduated from High School and was the class president. Nicholas is a good student and gets good grades. He is a soft hearted boy and loves to read. He was adopted from an orphanage in Moscow Russia. He plans on serving a mission for the LDS Church this summer.

Christopher, my youngest son, is a Senior  in High School. He is popular and loves to be with his friends. He is very smart and really doesn’t have to work too hard to get good grades. He was also adopted from and orphanage in Moscow Russia. Christopher is a hard worked and very frugal with his money.

I have had custody of the minor children and they live with me.

 

Our Home

Our home is located just north of Rexburg in the country.