10 Traits Of A Great Father

Nancy Eshelman và her father. What is the most important thing her dad provided? A feeling of security, she says.(thithptquocgia2016.com archives)



Nancy Eshelman

Since Father's Day is upon us, I thought it might be appropriate khổng lồ gather the ingredients khổng lồ set up the perfect dad. Think of it lượt thích baking a cake. Except we're making a dad, so we won't actually put hyên ổn in the oven.

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Because I am the daughter of a great dad, I can reĐiện thoại tư vấn many of the necessary ingredients from memory.

Just like flour is the main ingredient in a cake, love is what you need most of when whipping up a dad.

Love sầu is the adoring look as he gazes at his baby. Love sầu is the wonder of first steps và that pang on the first day of school. Love is watching soccer in the rain, driving lessons và saying yes to that over-priced prom gown.

Love is the tear that flows when your child says, "I do," & the feeling of awe when you hold your grandchild.

In addition khổng lồ love, our recipe needs a cup and a half of patience. Dad will need it to cope with a crying baby, a mischievous toddler & the little ones who fail Potty Training 101.

He will need it when Junior forgets his lunch, when he learns Cub Scouts starts in 45 minutes & when those hormones kichồng in during middle school.

The recipe also calls for a teaspoon of discipline. With tots, discipline is a firm "No." Later, it becomes "Because I said so," which can be followed by a slammed door.

Discipline works best if you have sầu added a teaspoon of ethics. If dad does what's right, it will be easy for the kids to lớn follow his lead. The same goes for a teaspoon of respect. If dad shows people respect, the kids are likely to lớn follow suit.

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Being a great dad means giving up a large chunk of your life. There are books khổng lồ read, games lớn play và balls lớn kichồng.

It's important to lớn add time to lớn the recipe early & stir consistently; otherwise it has a way of getting away from you.

Along with time, add a pinch of silliness. Kids are silly creatures who love peekaboo and bad knock-knoông xã jokes. Be as silly as they are; they will love sầu you for it.

Finally, our dad needs a tablespoon of common sense. This is the toughest ingredient lớn find. It's the one that makes you say, "Yes, you can bởi that" or "No, you can't vị that."

When adulting becomes difficult, ask yourself, "What would my mother do?" Then, depending on your mom, follow suit or vị the opposite.

I thought a lot this week about what my dad gave me. That's when I realized the greathử nghiệm gift - the icing on the cake - was a feeling of security.

I knew he would always be there and that he would love me no matter what. I knew he was proud of me.

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