This is number 15 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 “Smile at your children and your partner”
This shows that you care and if they are having a bad day then it will help cheer them up. This will also open the door for them to talk to you and make you easier to approach. Smiling will always a good thing to do.
Advice “Make amends when you’re wrong or grumpy or harsh with your kids”
This is a very important piece of advice. This will show them that you really care for them as well as that you are human and you too make mistakes. Being harsh towards your kids will make their hearts hard and that is not a good thing at all. It also makes them be harsh towards others as well. Remember they learn from you.
Advice “Periodically assess your life and change course if needed. Don’t be unhappy just because you think you can’t change”
You are in control of your own life even with kids and a spouse. You might need feedback from them but if you are unhappy than change your course to make it happier for you. Being unhappy can lead to health issues later in life. You always need to put your kids and spouses happiness first but you also need to be happy as well.
Advice “Take a class or learn a new skill with your kids”
This is a good way to bond with your kids and learn something new as well. It also shows your kids that it is never too old to learn new skills. This could be as simple as a swimming class with your kids or as advance as learning to code with them. It could be used as one on one time with them away from every else.
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