Fatherhood is a big responsibility but it is also a lot of fun. Some fathers miss opportunities to spend time with their kids because of their busy office schedules or other interests. If you don’t establish an intimacy with your children when they’re young, it will be difficult to catch up when they are older.
Children need to be taught to choose right over wrong and need to see it demonstrated by their father. Make decisions in front of them and explain to them why you came to that resolution. Teach your children that everyone makes mistakes but it is important to learn from your mistakes and avoid making them again. Teaching a child right from wrong is a process. Instead of using force, other approaches, such as depriving the child of something they value can prove more effective, while preserving the child’s self esteem and the child’s respect for you as a parent.
Some men are uncomfortable in communicating their love to their kids. Be loving and affectionate with your children. Give respect to your wife and do not misbehave. Don’t place unreasonable expectations on your child. A child’s life can be filled with pressures at school. Help your children understand their capabilities, desires and limitations. Give them a good education. Although it is important to encourage your children to become financially and emotionally independent, it is also important to let them know that you care and are always there for them and that they are valued.
Fathers are a very important part of their children’s lives. Even when they walk in a room, just their presence commands respect. Be a good leader in your home by taking responsibility for your family and household.
Make an effort to spend quality time with your kids and take interest in their activities. Give them good moral values.
Listen to your children and give them quality advice and help them in negative circumstances. Encourage your children when they are doing well. Teach your children to be caring, helpful and honest. We reap what we sow. Therefore, it is important to practice to sow good seeds and deeds so that your children may do the same.