This is a week late since I was on vacation last week and the internet connection was bad and I was not able to post. I will also post another one later this week to make up the week I missed.
This is number 11 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 “Unplug the TV and pretend it’s broken once in a while. Or hide it”
Kids today spend too much time in front of the television. This can be great for learning if they are watching learning programs but it is not good for their health. We do a TV and electronic free weekend once in a while to get the kids away from it. We just back from going on a vacation to a beautiful lake in Missouri. The week was full of swimming and fishing with very little TV time. So get your kids away from the TV for a while.
Advice “Go with your child to school once in a while. Meet the teacher and ask how you can help”
This shows your kids that you are interested in their school work as well as get to know their teachers. This way you can learn how your child is learning in school as well as if they are struggling in a subject at school. This is the best way to make sure your child won’t be left behind in school.
Advice “Make your health and fitness a priority so you’ll be around for your kids for a long time”
One of the major things to watch over is your own health. If you live unhealthy then you are cheating your kids out of your time you have to spend with them. This could be when they are little or when they are older and need your experience and your guidance. The healthier you are the longer you will spend with your kids. This doesn’t guarantee you will live to an old age but it will help you out. Life is a gift and today can be the last day.
Advice “Teach the value of service to others by volunteering in your neighborhood, church, or school”
Teaching your kids that you don’t have to get paid or getting something as payment for your services. Teach them about volunteering in your community and how that makes you feel good helping others out with getting paid. This shows how good your character is and how others se you in the community.
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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