The home is where the heart is. It will always be the place for which you feel the deepest affection, no matter where you are. It is filled with people we love and care about the most. Family is the most important thing in the world. It is the only thing that bounds us for eternity; from generations to generations. It is founded on love. A family founded on love should operate in the same manner. There are various roles and responsibilities that lie within the family. The family’s development is dependent on the roles each parent plays in the family.
Take a look at five (5) roles dads play with their kids;
1. Love and care.
Love is the essence of our existence. It is the reason we were all created. As a dad, it is important to understand that your kids are blessings. They bring nothing but happiness and love into the family. They came from love and therefore should dwell in love. Always treat your kids with unconditional love. They deserve all the love and care you offer them. Let them know that they are the most important thing in your life. This is a necessary role every dad should play in the life of their kids. It makes grow into a habit of giving love.
2. Support and encourage.
Someday, your kids will learn to do things by themselves. But before then it is compulsory to support and encourage them to grow up believing in themselves. It is just like teaching them to ride a bicycle for the first time. You need to hold and support them to prevent them from falling. Encourage them until they are strong and confident enough to keep riding unaided. Only then will you let go and watch them ride. It is the pride of every dad to watch their kids do things well on their own. It gives them a sense of responsibility. Find out what incentives works for your kids. Recognize their strengths and magnify them by always supporting and encouraging them. It makes them grow up into an adult fully capable of handling responsibilities by themselves.
3. Educate your kids.
Education begins at home. Teach your kids to observe all things. Teach them to maintain good manners in all they do. As a dad, it is necessary to direct your kids in the right path while they are still young and eager to learn and try new things. They are going to be times when your kids will be faced with peer pressure. It is easy for kids to succumb to peer pressure when they can’t differentiate between what’s right and what’s wrong. It is your duty as a dad to teach them good morals, so that they won’t fall a victim of peer pressure in the future.
4. Exercise patience.
Be patient with your kids while they grow. Your kids are going to make tons of mistakes while growing up. It is just like learning to walk. They are going to fall down a couple of times when learning to walk. But during those times you understand that with time they will learn to walk perfectly without falling down. You appreciate every step they took in learning to walk. You don’t get angry because they tried to walk and fell. Instead you encourage and exercise patience with them as they keep on learning. This principle applies to every area of their life. It is your duty as a dad to encourage your kids even when they make a mistake. Don’t look down on them. Be patient while they learn.
5. Be honest.
Honesty builds trust. Your willingness to be completely honest with yourself and others is the real measure of character. The root of self-esteem and self-confidence lie deep within your own character. Understanding this principle, train your kids to be completely honest with themselves in all they do. Set an example by totally being honest with them. When they make a mistake or does something wrong, encourage them to always tell the truth. Make them understand that no matter the gravity of their wrong, they will always be forgiven as long as they remain truthful. Disapprove the habit of lying. Make them know that a lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.
Thanks for reading.