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How To Be A Good Dad: 5 Simple Traits That Make An Awesome Father

Aba Brew

Aug. 06, 2020

Bringing up children is a tough job, some might even go as far as to say it is the toughest job in the world. You want your children to grow up confident, secure, happy, curious, adventurous, responsible, and kind. But teaching them to be this way isn’t as easy as it might seem. 
You’ve got to practice what you preach, change your own behavior, answer tricky questions, lead the way, and always watch what you say and do.
Here are 5 traits and little things that count when it comes to knowing how to be a good dad.
#1 Teach them how to be healthy. Children need guidance on how to live a healthy lifestyle. From a young age, teach your children how to be healthy and to understand the importance of doing so.
#2 Set boundaries. While you might not like doing it, you must have some rules. Make sure your kids know what these are, and that no means no. If you are firm and they understand what is and isn’t acceptable, your house will run so much smoother.
#3 Make time for them. Children need to feel valued and need lots of attention. It can be tough after a long day in the office not to want to just kick back and have some you time, but make sure you spend quality time with your kids. You receive so much in return.
#4 Be there at bedtime. We know it’s not always possible, but being there to put the kids to bed is important. They feel safe and secure knowing you are around as they drift off to sleep.
#5 Listen to them. Children need to feel listened to. It’s important not to dismiss what they say as ‘childish’ and actually hear what they tell you and engage in conversations with them too. Children have a magical and innocent way of looking at the world. It just might teach you a thing or two if you do!
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