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This is number 2 of 25 posts in 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.

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.

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


Advice “Don’t be afraid to show your emotions to your family”

Most dads out there think they should not show emotions in front of their families because it is a sign of weakness.  This is not true.  It shows your family that you have a heart and that you are human like everyone else.  Compassion is something I see a lot of kids missing in their lives.

Advice “Work on improving your relationship with your wife or partner”

This is a very important piece of advice.  This is showing your kids how to treat their partner or future partner in life.  If you are treating your wife or partner bad then there is a chance that your son will treat their wife the same way or your daughter will allow a guy to treat her that way.  Kids learn by the actions we take as dads in their lives.  SO beware you have a mini me around you.

Advice “Take time out from work for family time”

Show your kids that family is more important than work or your hobbies that you do.  This way it makes them feel that they are important in your life as a dad.  Family should always be at the top of your list as well as your wife or partner and God if you believe.  You can always work but family time is lost if you miss it.

Advice “Laugh at yourself. All the time”

You need to show your kids and family that if you make mistakes it is OK to laugh at yourself.  This also can show your kids that you can be as goofy as possible at times and it is alright to laugh.  This shows them that you don’t have to take everything serious and you need to laugh and smile at life.  It is a way to teach your kids to not be a bitter person in life.

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.

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