Thursday, January 21, 2010

The All Pro Dad Playbook

 

The All-Pro Dad Playbook

 

1. Spend time with your children-Value their interests and their schedules.


2. Earn the right to be heard-Listen first. Listen for how they feel. Listen for what makes them smile.


3. Discipline with a gentle spirit-Be aware (know what happened). Be alarmed (admit it bothers you). Be accepting (solve the problem but save the person).


4. Be a role model-Display humility, integrity and patience.


5. Teach the lessons of life-You are their teacher, their mentor and their guide.


6. Eat together as a family-Eat a weekly family meal, have a monthly family celebration and take a yearly family outing.


7. Respect your children's mother-Respect her with words. Respect her with time. Respect her with agreement.


8. Read to your children-Read a book. Read from a magazine. Read from the Internet.


9. Show affection and appreciation-Show them their strengths. Show them unconditional love.


10. Realize a father's job is never done-Let them hear your voice, for life. Let them have access to you, for any need. Let them feel unconditional love, forever.  

By Chad Bonham, contributing editor to New Man.

http://www.newmanmag.com/family/content/family112.html

 

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