With father’s day coming up, it got me thinking about all the Dads out there and what makes them a good or bad father. Anyone can be a father but it takes a real man to be a good father!
What qualities makes you a great Dad, your families Superhero?
- Loves yet guides and disciplines
- Supportive and Loyal
- Provider and leader
- Commitment and Appreciation
- Help and Friendship
- A pillar of strength
- Leading by Example
- Treats his wife like a queen
- Spends quality time with the family
- A school of knowledge and life skills for his children.
- Supports his children’s individuality
- Puts his family first
- Makes sacrifices for his family
The thing is that the above list does not just fall into place and happen because we have a child, many of them take time and practise. The question is, how are you supposed to learn how to be a great father?
The answer is that it lies with us, the mothers of boys. There is no time like the present to start grooming them to become great men. A lot of the above points are mastered long before we leave the home. Upbringing impacts the way our children will think, feel, love and support their own family when they grow up.
It is up to us to teach our children how to love and support, so they will be able to pass this on to their own families. We need to teach them commitment and appreciation, at the end of the day hard work pays off and this life lesson will stand them in good stead for the future.
Let them cook with you and enjoy your quality time together. This will teach them things that are so much deeper than just cooking. They will truly appreciate quality time, they will understand that putting together a good meal is not a 15-minute job and this in turn will teach them appreciation for the time and dedication that goes into every meal they eat. They will learn to be great cooks and they wife will thank you one day.
Teach them how to put their family first, and sometimes we have to make sacrifices that we are not happy about, but that is just life. This will make them stronger and create a deeper feeling of empathy towards the sacrifices that others make.
I am not saying that your son should idolise you, but if you teach him how to treat women and what makes women emotionally happy, he will be better prepared when it comes to his own wife. Get deep, talk about everything and anything, be honest and teach him respect. Your bond with your son is far more powerful than you could ever imagine. You have the power to help him become that great dad.
If you have daughters, teach them self-worth. They have to believe in themselves and there is no such thing as settling. If you aren’t being treated with love and respect, check your price tag. Maybe you have marked yourself down. It is you that tells people what you are worth. Get off the clearance rack and behind the glass where they keep the valuables. Value yourself! These powerful words were written by Power of Positivity.
Many fathers in today’s day and age have to work long and hard hours to provide for their families. A lot of fathers have to work away from the home or travel. This is not a choice but a necessity in order to provide the very best for their families. What dad need is for his family to understand and respect the fact that he has to do what he has to do, and he is doing it for you. What the family wants dad to remember is that quality means more than quantity, when you are here, give us your all, make each second count. We would also like you to give the family the same commitment and urgency that you give your job. Try and remember the items on the list and together we can be the best family we can be.
We love you Dad, you are the best!! Thank you for everything you are to us!!