In today’s video, we cover 8 things dads can do to positively influence their child. Dads want to impact their children in a positive way. Sometimes we really don’t know where to start or what we can do to impact them. Most importantly, you need to be aware that they are watching your every move.
Here are 8 things you can do to positively impact your child:
#1 – Be Polite – Kids need to hear you saying please and thank you. They hear exactly how you talk to them and others. How do you treat the people around you?
#2 – Help Others – Let your kids see you helping other family members, friends, or the community. Involve your kids in the process if you can. If you aren’t helping other people, stop watching videos, and go help someone who needs it.
#3 – Celebrate diversity – People are all different and that is a wonderful thing. Tell them that everyone is different and unique, and that is what makes the world great. Take interest in other cultures. Make friends with people from different backgrounds. Introduce them to a foreign language or traditions different than their own.
#4 – Be responsible with money – Do you struggle with finances? Make the effort to get your finances in order. Not only for yourself, but for them. Your attitude about money will rub off on them. Make sure it’s a positive influence.
#5 – Express Emotion – Emotions are not good or bad, they just are. It’s ok for your kids to see dad have emotion.
#6 – Work Hard – If you want something, you need to work for it. Hard work pays off
#7 – Enjoy life – It doesn’t matter what your passion is or what you enjoy, give yourself the time to do it and allow them to see you enjoying yourself. Do things that bring joy into your life.
#8 – Take Care of Yourself – This means take care of your mind, body, and spirit. Whether you practice some form of mindfullness or practice healthy eating habits, it’s a lot easier to influence them when you are doing it yourself.