Practice Being An Involved, Responsible And Committed Father Daily
March 2, 2012
Being a father is a lifelong task. Once you have undertaken the responsibility of a creating life with the mother of your child, you are now charged with raising this little person until adulthood. Even when your child becomes an adult, fathering still needs to happen. Like most things, fathers need to practice the act of fatherhood and not just claim the title. Part of being an involved, responsible, and committed father comes by way of doing the little things daily. Here are some ideas that can help fathers connects their actions to their words.
- Spend Time With Your Children - We always make time for what's important, and nothing is more important than spending time with your child. As a steady presence in your child's life, you show them that you're a dependable source of comfort, guidance and love. Before a father knows it, their little boy or girl will be staring them in the eyes. The years go by quickly, so make sure you invest time in your children.
- Discipline With Love - Children need to be disciplined as they grow up modeling good and sometimes bad behavior. It is a father's job to guide their children, and teach them that their actions have both consequences and rewards. Discipline does not mean you have to use punishment as a means to have your children in line. What fathers must do, however, is show that good behavior never goes unnoticed.
- Earn The Right To Be Heard - Fathers sometimes wait until something bad happens to have serious talks with their children. To earn the trust and also the right to be heard, dads need to engage their children in conversations about any and everything. Communicating with your child about easy and tough subjects with an understanding tone helps foster courage in children in order to confide in their fathers. Make sure to talk with your children daily about their day in school, the shows they watch, the books they read and even the friends they keep.
These are just a few ideas to get dads started on the path of practicing the act of being an involved, responsible, and committed father. Ultimately, fathers can find other ways to connect with their children that best fits the family's needs. However, it goes without saying that fathers should present good behavior and kindness at all times in order to inspire their children to model the actions of their fathers.
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