Becoming a father is an amazing feeling, but it is inevitably a nerve-wracking responsibility, one which comes with its own set of challenges. There are no hard and fast rules about becoming a great father. Every child is different and a parent has to care about his/her need differently.
Here are a few quick tips on fatherhood. Read on and these tips. These might land you your awe-inspiring status of being a great daddy.
1. Be There When Your Child Needs You
Time is the most precious thing in this era of cut throat competition and all you may want to do after a full day of workload and stress is rest. But, you need to make time for your kids else, this ignorance might create distance between you and your kids. Time flies and they will be grown-ups before you even realize. If you don’t take out time for them now, they might end up being used to living their lives without your presence.
2. Be Your Child’s Protector
Being a daddy, you are automatically perceived as the protector of your children. The first lesson can start from teaching them the safety rules such as wearing seatbelts or using car seats when they are young. You can also cherish a quality time with your kids by teaching them some basic self-defence techniques, doing yoga or meditation with your kids and going for an early morning walk with them.
3. Be the Smart Dad
Kids especially tweens and teens who are in a growing phase don’t appreciate to be questioned much. You may feel protective for your kids and that is not a bad thing. But becoming a helicopter parent, interrogating about their routine might disturb your relations with your kids. Familiarize yourself with technology and monitor your kid’s activities digitally. For instance, if you worry about your teen sneaking to some adventurous place, you can find out by using a family locator app. One app to consider in this regard is FamilyTime that lets parents:
- Track location in real time to time and see where they are at any given time.
- Trace location history for the past months to see the list of places they have visited in the past. Through the location history tracking, you will see the list of places with their complete address and the date, and time of their visit.
- Geo-fence important places such as their school, Gym, house, etc. to receive instant alerts when they enter or exit those places.
Want to give this app a try for free? You can. Get the trial version with premium features of FamilyTime from the Google Play store and iTunes. Visit the app store to download the app or click the buttons below:
4. Be Their Instructor
You can find many activities to spend quality time with your kids including planning an outdoor sport with them. You can teach your kids some secret moves in activities like swimming or soccer. If you have a teenager, you can give him/her the basic driving lessons. Since teens love to drive, this activity would be a good chance to cherish more time with your teen.
5. Be Compassionate to Yourself
Parenting is a challenging task and even the most experienced parents slip up on this path. Don’t be too hard on yourself. You need to be compassionate and good for your own self too. Take out some time, enjoy a trip with your buddies and relish the blessings of life.