How You Can Be a Better Dad Series – 13

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Somehow this didn’t post on Monday so I apologize for this being late this week.

This is number 13 of 25 posts in this series.  I hope you are learning new things with this series.  Feel free to check out the rest of them by clicking here.  The following advice will only work if you put the time and effort into making them work.  I hope you are getting positive results by doing what I have listed already.

If this are things that you are already doing then just consider this as a refresher course as being a Dad.  But please still read the article because you might learn something new or even can add more in the comment section if you have a better way to explain it.

Moms can do these as well as Dads so don’t be afraid to try Moms.

 

Advice “Speak as one with your wife, so your kids don’t play you off on one another”

This is a very important advice.  Your kids will play you against your spouse if they get two different answers to their question.  This is normal and part of being human to get your way.  You need to show a strong front with your spouse and stick with their answer.  If you have a problem with it then take your spouse away from the kids and discuss it with them.  Always remember “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”.

Advice “Do you say yes all the time? Use no when you mean it, even if they don’t like it”

Don’t let your kid’s bully their way to the answer they want.  Only say yes fi you really mean it and say no as well.  They need to learn boundaries and rules in your home.  They might not like it and through a tantrum, but they will respect you in the long run.  This is were being patience is a key.

Advice “Do you say no all the time? Say yes once in a while”

Similar to the previous answer.  If you say no all of the time then you risk your kids losing confidence in you letting them do things and when they get older they will become a rebel to your rules.  Let them win once in a while and see how much that will go towards the positive like their attitude towards you and respect towards you.  They will start thinking something is wrong if you always tell them no and start telling them yes.

Advice “Snuggle with your kids”

This is a good way to make you happy as well as your kids.  They tend to open up to me about their day if they are having a bad day that day.  It makes them safe and re-enforces that in their minds.  Remember how you felt when your parents snuggled with you and if you didn’t have this as a kid then give it a try to see how it feels from a parent side.

I hope this series will be a big hit for everyone.  Like always if you see something that I posted wrong or if I leave something out then please feel free to leave a comment or email me the information.  I want this to be something new or veteran dads can use as well as all of the Moms out there.

You can find the rest of the Better Dad Series by clicking here.

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How You Can Be a Better Dad Series – 12

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This is number 12 of 25 posts in this series.  I hope you are learning new things with this series.  Feel free to check out the rest of them by clicking here.  The following advice will only work if you put the time and effort into making them work.  I hope you are getting positive results by doing what I have listed already.

If this are things that you are already doing then just consider this as a refresher course as being a Dad.  But please still read the article because you might learn something new or even can add more in the comment section if you have a better way to explain it.

Moms can do these as well as Dads so don’t be afraid to try Moms.

 

Advice “Write love notes and leave them for your kids to find”

This can be a fun and exciting activity that you can do with your kids.  This will show your kids that you love them and you are willing to take time for them by writing the notes.  This will make them feel special.  If you get in a down state of mind, by writing these notes will make you happy again.  So doing this can boost your health as well.  Just remember to write the notes towards their age group when you write them.

Advice “Read a book about fatherhood”

This is an awesome thing to do as a father.  There are several books out there that talks about fatherhood as well as blogs.  If you are reading my posts on a weekly basis then you are already doing this.  The more you read about fatherhood the better you can become as a father and a parent.

Advice “Write a book about fatherhood”

Or in my case a blog about fatherhood.  There are several ways to take this statement besides writing a book.  You can write a blog, journal, or on a piece of paper stored somewhere.  This will help reinforce what you know or make you re-thing how you are doing as a father.  You can even learn from yourself.  Plus you can get better at writing around.

Advice “Make some snacks for the kids as a surprise”

By now you know that your kids can eat all of the time if you let them.  The older they are, the more they eat.  This can show them you can help out in the kitchen as well as giving your spouse a break from doing it.  You can also choose what your kids eat as a snack.  This doesn’t have to be anything fancy either.  A snack can be as simple as crackers and cheese or celery and peanut butter.  This will impress your kids if they don’t see you in the kitchen helping out with meals.

I hope this series will be a big hit for everyone.  Like always if you see something that I posted wrong or if I leave something out then please feel free to leave a comment or email me the information.  I want this to be something new or veteran dads can use as well as all of the Moms out there.

You can find the rest of the Better Dad Series by clicking here.

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How You Can Be a Better Dad Series – 10

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This is number 10 of 25 posts in this series.  I hope you are learning new things with this series.  Feel free to check out the rest of them by clicking here.  The following advice will only work if you put the time and effort into making them work.  I hope you are getting positive results by doing what I have listed already.

If this are things that you are already doing then just consider this as a refresher course as being a Dad.  But please still read the article because you might learn something new or even can add more in the comment section if you have a better way to explain it.

Moms can do these as well as Dads so don’t be afraid to try Moms.

 

Advice “The next time you feel like giving up on something, do it anyway and use it as a teaching moment”

This can be a very good life lesson for your kids.  There are certain times that giving up is and best choice to do at that moment.  As a Dad, I don’t like doing this because it makes me feel like a failure.  But there are times this was the only choice that makes sense.  One of those times was when I took my kids fishing and we gave up after a few hours of not catching anything.  It was a hot day and I as well as the kids was starting to get sunburned.  This was a good time to give up.  I bad time is giving up because you are losing at a video game.

Advice “Remember that everyone is somebody’s child”

We all have parents.  It doesn’t mean that they were raised the same way as you.  Sometimes we are harsh on our children because we don’t want them to do what we did as kids.  Just remember you can’t shield them forever and you have to let them be kids so they can teach their kids not to do the same bad things when they were kids to their kids.

Advice “Listen to yourself. Do you sound like your dad? Is that a good thing?”

There is a saying I keep hearing from time to time.  “You sound like your Dad / Mom”.  Have you ever step back and listen to what you say?  I have and I found out that I do sound like my dad a lot.  This isn’t a good thing most of the time.  I wasn’t raised with God in my life as a kid, but now I do.  Some of the stuff that comes out of my mouth makes me sound bad for being a Christian and it bugs me.  SO please step back and listen to yourself or have your spouse listen to you.  Do you sound like him?  Is it a good thing you sound like your Dad or not?  If not then find a way to change it and make yourself better or you will pass your dad onto your kids as well.

Advice “Give yourself a break. I haven’t met a father yet who doesn’t make mistakes”

Don’t be too hard on yourself since everyone makes mistakes and we are still learning to be dads.  No one is perfect at being a father and I will challenge anyone that says they are perfect.  So don’t sweat the small stuff and the little mistakes you make on your journey.  Enjoy the stuff you did correctly and learn from your mistakes because when your sons come to you for guidance then you can tell them what to do and not do as being a father.  This works as well as daughters since their future spouse might ask you questions as well.

I hope this series will be a big hit for everyone.  Like always if you see something that I posted wrong or if I leave something out then please feel free to leave a comment or email me the information.  I want this to be something new or veteran dads can use as well as all of the Moms out there.

You can find the rest of the Better Dad Series by clicking here.

If you like what I’m writing then please feel free to vote for my site by clicking on the “like my Blog?” banner below.

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