This is number 14 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 “Show your wife respect always. Make sure your kids do also”
This is a fine way to teach your kids (boys or girls) how a husband should treat their wives. Your boys will learn from watching you and your girls will see how their future husband should treat them. Your kids should always show respect to your wife as well as respect to you. This is even in the bible as well as the Ten Commandments. Sometimes this can be a difficult process but always be patient.
Advice “Take the time to really explain things to your children. Don’t just say “because I said so”
Sometimes just saying “because I said so” can be very frustrating to your kids. Think about how you will feel if you were told this answer today. So sometimes if you explain why your answer is what it is then they will understand and remember why the answer is that way. Example if you have and headache and you tell them to stop yelling. By explaining why they should be quiet will make them more often to listen to you as well as being quiet.
Advice “Ask for help if you need it. Don’t suffer from excess pride”
Not asking for help and having your kid’s watch you struggle can cause negative results. It will cause your kids not to ask for help as well as getting frustrated enough that they don’t want to do it. Asking for help teaches them it is OK to ask for help on something that they need help with. I show this a lot with my kids by helping them build Lego’s or even doing homework. This is a perfect life lesson for your kids.
Advice “Accept who you are, but don’t settle. Strive to improve yourself every day”
Teach your kids to accept you they are and help them strive to improve themselves by having them watch you do it. If you want to be in healthier body shape then show your kids that you accept your shape and improve on it by working out. Doesn’t mean you have to go to a gym but workout like walking or doing activities at home. This can go towards a lot of things like reading and writing. I’m not a fast reader or can type fast on a keyboard. I have shown my kids that this is ok and I accept it, but I have been improving myself in these areas by reading more to my kids and writing on my blogs.
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