In traditional Aboriginal teachings, a child’s spirit chooses both parents. That is a powerful idea for a father. It means that, even though you are not the one who gave birth to your child, your child chose you to be their dad. That creates both a responsibility and an opportunity to develop a relationship with your children and to be a positive influence in their lives.
The relationship you and your child develop as you spend time together is the foundation for almost everything good you can do as a father. The closer you are to your children, the more likely they will listen to you and look to you for direction. It will also help you support your kids through difficult times they will encounter as they grow up.
See more at: New Dad Manual’s Resources for Aboriginal Fathers.
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