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This is number 3 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 “Listen to your kids with all of your attention”

Every parent should listen to their children all of the time.  If you show your kids that they have your attention then you are showing them respect.  Then later they will show their friends and other strangers their respect.  Respect is missing in lot of the kids these days.  This is one of the most important traits you can teach your kids.

Advice “Learn new things by teaching your children about them”

This is the best way to learn is by learning with your children.  This can be fun and entertainment.  This is a fun way for your kids to learn stuff is from watching you.  This can be a win – win situation for both of you.  You win by spending time with your kids.

Advice “Start a personal journal”

You probably thinking why is this listed here.  This can be an important piece of advice I can offer you.  There is a lot of things you want to tell your kids when they get older but by the time they are older, you forget what you were going to tell them.  This is where you can write them down to share with them later.  It doesn’t have to be an online journal either.  You can buy an old fashion one you can write in.

Advice “Hold your kids accountable for their actions and words, but don’t use punishment to teach”

This will teach your kids responsibility and respect to others.  This is a good tool to teach your pre-teen or teenager before they learn it the hard way in life.  This will also teach them that their actions and words mean something.  Don’t punish them for not doing or keeping their word because you will discourage them to take any action due to thinking they will be punished for it if they are wrong.

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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