A dad means so much to a little kid! How well that relationship grows is all one-sided in the first few years …
Daddy sets the tone … a baby feels good hearing that deeper voice,feeling the strong hands holding him safely and looking at the smiling face! All are different from mom in a reassuring and exciting way!
Where in the world can any man feel so much power for the good! No matter who he is, how much education he has, how good-looking or ugly he thinks he is, how weak or handicapped he might be, from this moment on he can support and guide a human being!
The rewards can be awesome but what a responsibility … let loving patience and understanding guide you!
Happy Father’s Day,
10 Ways To Be A Better Dad
This article I read might help some dads find something that can help them carry on the most awesome job they will ever be charged with!
Respect Your Children’s Mother. One of the best things a father can do for his children is to respect their mother. If you are married, keep your marriage strong and vital. If you’re not married, it is still important to respect and support the mother of your children. A father and mother who respect each other, and let their children know it, provide a secure environment for them. When children see their parents respecting each other, they are more likely to feel that they are also accepted and respected.
Spend Time With Your Children. How a father spends his time tells his children what’s important to him. If you always seem too busy for your children, they will feel neglected no matter what you say. Treasuring children often means sacrificing other things, but it is essential to spend time with your children. Kids grow up so quickly. Missed opportunities are forever lost.
Earn The Right To Be Heard. All too often the only time a father speaks to his children is when they have done something wrong. That’s why so many children cringe when their mother says, “Your father wants to talk with you.” Begin talking with your kids when they are very young so that difficult subjects will be easier to handle as they get older. Take time and listen to their ideas and problems.
Discipline With Love. All children need guidance and discipline, not as punishment, but to set reasonable limits. Remind your children of the consequences of their actions and provide meaningful rewards for desirable behavior. Fathers who discipline in a calm and fair manner show love for their children.
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