Dads today are curious about their roles. Many of us have grown up without the chance to learn about the “softer” side to fathering. In the past, being a father meant going to work, providing food and shelter, maybe doing some discipline, and taking the family for a drive somewhere. Today, things are different. Here are some things that are the marks of today’s fathers:
Meeting the basic necessities of life – food, clothing, shelter – and ensuring emotional safety.
Talking, playing, and making your children a part of your world, teaches communication skills, how to get along with others, and the values of your culture/religion.
Doing what is necessary to help your children grow physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.
Kind, tender words and actions build a close and loving relationship between you and your children.
Giving guidance and protection as your children find their way through the world.
Having your children consistently on your mind shows they are important to someone and that they belong.
So take a couple of minutes today to think about how you can be the kind of father your child is looking for.