Wisdom from dads in response to the question: How do you help your kids know that “It’s not your fault”?
Fathering Fundamentals – ICANs Articles
Is it a sobering thought that many kids are searching for answers about why their dads are so difficult to be around?
by Jay Payleitner: One of the great privileges of fatherhood is roughhousing a bit with the kids. The joy of being a dad should overflow into making physical connections with sons and daughters at every age and stage.
Pick one fathering challenge, find a way to address it, and make some positive things happen.
Chris told me a story that provides a great example and a new word we can all use to help us remember the importance of encouraging our kids.
One of the greatest presents you can give your daughter is to affirm her through writing. – Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield
How we respond to difficulties or crisis situations will create a reference point that our children will remember and carry forward into the future.
Those moments are opportunities to learn more about your children and what makes them tick. And your effort to get involved in your child’s world is an important way to communicate your love.
As a father, your children need you to be a dependable, predictable reference point in their lives. Children should know what to expect from you. If you are consistent, your kids will gain confidence and security.