Father’s Day Week continues on The Morning Thing. Today, we shared the best dad jokes of the year. Plus an article, 10 Classic Ways to be an All Pro Dad. With Father’s Day just around the corner, take a few minutes to tell your dad how much you love and value him! Plus, don’t forget to register your dad for our Take Dad to Dinner promotion before midnight tonight! Click HERE to register him today!
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1. Love Your Wife
True love is not a feeling. It is a decision. It’s an act of the will to be patient, kind, humble, hopeful, giving, faithful and trusting. The number one source of security for kids is to know that their dad loves their mother and is steadfastly committed to her well-being.
2. Spend Time With Your Kids
How you spend your time is a reflection of what’s important to you. If you value your kids, you’ll want to be with them. Grab every moment you can get with your children.
3. Be a Role Model
It’s impossible to underestimate the importance of a father modeling the type of behavior he desires to see in his children. Role models don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk of an honorable man.
4. Understand and Enjoy Your Children
Like you, every child has unique DNA, unique fingerprints, and a unique personality. In order to be the best father you can be, you’ll need to understand your children as individuals. Don’t get tempted to wish for the next stage of their development. Have fun with them now, and make memories that last a lifetime.
5. Show Affection
Children long for a secure place in this fast-paced world. They find it most often in the warm embrace of a parent. But showing affection doesn’t stop there. Make sure to say, “I love you” everyday.
6. Secure Your Family’s Financial Future
Financial stress is one of the leading factors that tears families apart. In order to put your family in a position of strength, you have to shore up your finances.
7. Eat Together As a Family
Most children today don’t know the meaning of a family dinnertime. Yet the communication and unity built during this time is integral to a healthy family life. Sharing a meal together—breakfast, lunch or dinner—provides structure to an often hectic schedule.
8. Discipline with a Gentle Spirit
Discipline’s role is not to intimidate or tear down, but to mold and to correct. Correcting your kids should be done in private, and you and your wife should be unified in how you discipline. Strive to be consistent.
9. Pray and Worship Together
Families that have a healthy prayer life and take worshipping God seriously help their children to understand that there is an ultimate authority in their lives—an authority who provides moral absolutes for them to live by.
10. Realize You’re a Father Forever
As he allows his children their freedom to direct their own lives, a good father realizes that he doesn’t abandon them at a dorm room, a wedding altar, or the door of their first job. He continues to encourage, coach and convey his wisdom to his children forever.