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How To Be A Good Father

How To Be A Good Father

You can learn what it takes to develop the ability to be a good father. It's important to get input from your friends and family for this.

In this video, I'm going to tell you how to be a good father. First of all, define what a good father is. Don't be afraid to ask others around you, whether it's family or friends, what attributes they feel makes a good father.

Write these down and then, work out which attributes you already have. Which attributes could you work towards and how're you going to do that? Come up with an action plan. Feel free to ask your partner or your family for help in this.

Now, think about what you're doing at the moment, as a father. What's working? What isn't working? One of the best thinks you can do if you're already a dad is ask your children. One of the greatest things a father can possess is the ability to listen to their children, to actually understand what they're saying and treat them as individuals, not just as part of you.

Once you've compiled your list of the actions you need to take, think about how you're going to do this. It may be that they ask for you to spend more time with them or you feel you need to spend more time with them. Time management comes into play here so, have a look at your week.

Is it that you're spending too much time at work? Are there ways that you could reduce your working hours or get home early? Are there ways you could eliminate the chores that you have to do at home so you're spending more quality time with your children? Do they need your support when doing their homework? Maybe your patience isn't there. How are you going to work on these attributes to make sure that you bring yourself to that ideal? Once you're aware of all the attributes that you need to acquire or that you need to improve upon, it's time to fake it until you make it. If you can start to pretend to be a good father, you're more likely to become a good father and believe that it's possible.

If you keep telling yourself you're not a good father, it's unlikely that you're going to be able to get there. And that's how to be a good father.