SOME EXCELLENT TIPS ON HOW TO BE A PROPER PARENT. A MUST-READ FOR EVERY DAD OUT THERE
All parents want to fall into the category of being a “good parent.” Every parent strives for it. Some fall short. This happens especially when your a father. Dads sometimes have the worst time at getting the parenting down right. Dads have a tendency to dote on their daughters. Doting on their daughter tends to have some mixed results.
Dads want to dote on their kids, especially their daughters. This tends to through some monkey wrenches into the game plan. They see their daughters as “pure.” Many dads were once “bad boys” themselves. They are hard-pressed to make sure their kids don’t follow in their footsteps.
How many of you dads are feeling overwhelmed, with having to set a good example for your daughter?
Well, this content is meant to shed some light on how to be a good parent, without causing ill feelings within their kids.
1) Love your spouse. This might seem simple, but it’s crucial. Loving her mother and showing affection is going to go along way. Not showing her mother love is going to send some mixed signals. Would you want your kid to marry a guy who is behaves the same way? Kids look at their dads as a hero, especially the girls. Be the example you’d like to see for her future husband-to-be.
2) Spend time with her. This is so important, even if it;s just a few minutes. Ask about her day. Find out her likes and dislikes. Not spending time with your kids, especially the girls, is really going to send a message. It’s not going to be a good one either. If you show her that she is the number one person in her life, outside of your partner, then she will be more likely to make better choices.
3) Share some of your interests with her. You might be surprised at how much she can relate. She might be afraid to share certain interests with you, simply because you haven’t confided in her. She can’t be the only one making an effort. You might have more in common with your child then you think.
4)Be an example of what you want to see. If you were a “bad boy” in the past, talk about it with her. Explain to her why you did what you did. Share with her information at the appropriate age, but don’t wait too long. Do you really want your kid to choose a guy who is exactly like you used to be? Many dads don’t take this seriously enough. Then they wonder why their daughter is acting the way she is. Don’t make the same mistake many other dads have made over this.
5) Always be respectful of others, no matter who they are. Whether you like it or not, most daughter will put their dads up on a pedestal. They will take in everything they see, from a very early age. If they see you treating someone badly, they will think it’s part of the norm.
Try to treat your daughter as many morals and values as you can. She will take this with her as she grows. The more of a positive impact you have on her, the better off she will be later in life.