Top 15 Traits of a Super Dad
There’s a famous saying being retold since ages that “Anyone can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a daddy”. It couldn’t get more honest, as according to the latest survey, majority of the students scoring good grades at school and not indulging in alcoholism and drugs, have supportive and encouraging fathers who are highly involved in their children’s life.
We’ve read so many articles on super mommies, seems like its high time the super daddies came out of the cover. Understanding a father-child relation is as equally important as that of a mother-child (after all, he’s got the genes).Fathers today have a lot of responsibilities and a stressful routine, but that doesn’t excuse them from their role in the nurturing of kids. They’re just not promoted to the status “dad” for becoming mere physical bank accounts, there’s a lot to the super dad criteria. Here’s a sneak peek on what it takes to be your child’s super hero!
1. They Don’t Lose Their Cool
First and foremost, let’s deal with the stigma attached to the personality of all daddies out there- hyper!!Discipline, undoubtedly inculcated in children from a very young age is vital in bringing up good future humans. However, this doesn’t let the fathers get away with banging up everything coming in their hands on the kid’s head. Realistically speaking, it will do more harm than good. Teaching with love and affection is the crux of disciplining your child. A super dad doesn’t let his emotions overrule him and his warmth for his little ones, a punishment that gets too aggressive will make the child rebellious eventually.
2. Loving Yet Firm
In the same manner, a father doesn’t get too soft and carried away by love when it comes to principles and rules. If the child has wronged or gone below to what was expected from him, he is looked upon with a frown and dealt strictly.
3. Hangs Out With Kids Daily
Children don’t just need your money, for them your time is more precious. They believe your time spent with hem is equivalent to your love for them. Fathers who spend quality time with his kids demonstrate their persistent enthusiasm and keen interest in their child’s well being
4. Sharing a Loving and Respectful Bond with Spouse
Men need to be respectful and highly considerate of the woman of the house’s sanctity, her self-respect and should value her dearly. All this will in turn greatly affect in the values being transferred in his kids. A super father is not just a great dad, but a great husband too.
5. Playing an Important Role in Nurturing Kids
A father’s role in nurturing is quite different contrary to that of a mother. Hence a great father will become a pillar of strength for his kids and help and assist them at every stage in life
6. They’re the Best Guide to Their Kids
Children when stepping into the real world are filled with fears and endless confusing thoughts. This is where a father steps in, and makes his kids gain strength of facing the world courageously and confidently.
7. Protect and Provide Dutifully
A comfortable clean and genuinely approved environment and housing is included in the basic needs of a being. For a father to earn his children’s respect and value, he must provide them with all basic necessities of life necessarily. In addition to this, a father must also make sure he protect his family from adverse situations in life and supports them through thick and thin.
8. Influential Figure for Their Kids
The influence of a father in his kid’s life is an important element in the child’s development. A super dad exhibits positive vibes for his kids so they know who to walk up to or whose suggestion or example to consider when facing difficulty in life.
9. Flexible Attitude Towards Child’s Mistake
To err is human, a piece of wisdom we’ve been taught since childhood. However, its best taught by a father to his child. Super dads understand that an important factor of rowing up is to make mistakes(sometimes careless and reckless too),however, what a super dad does to make his child realize error on his part is to warn his child sternly that repeated irresponsible attitude will be penalized.
10. He’s Open-Minded
Super dads have a super patient attitude with high tolerance level. They understand too well how time, beliefs and preferences have altered and improvised over the years. Hence they let go what their kid’s generation considers obsolete, and avoid overreacting on what may be taboo during his time but seems socially acceptable now, e.g. body piercings. However, a good dad will try to communicate his dislike in an acceptable manner.
11. Practice What They Preach
Children learn best by observing elders. Hence if you teach your child to always tell the truth, he/she should never catch you telling a lie or all the efforts will go down the drain. A responsible father understands the complexity of this matter and ensures he is a living example of his advices and lectures.
12. Shares the Lighter Side of Life with Their Kids
Children not only need parents who are constantly reminding about the good/bad and ethics and morals of life, they need fathers who often share a jolly time with them. A great dad will make sure he share funny incidents from his past and also laugh at his children’s jokes (don’t scold them if they get too cheesy, remember you were a kid too once)
13. Remember Their Important Days (Highly Important!)
This one’s a blow to many dads, perhaps because they end up catching the amnesia disease of it-totally-slipped-off-my-mind honey. Don’t let your child feel he isn’t the most important thing in your life. When dads forget important memorable days of their child’s life, it widens the gap between him and his kids and eventually takes a toll on their relationship.
14. Never Humiliate Their Kids in Front of Others
We all have that tiny little inside gut called ego that needs to be considered by others when we interact. So do your kids, scolding them, discussing their mishaps or embarrassing incidents in front of your friends/family or even your kid’s buddies will make him/her get agitated and feel emotionally hurt. Hence, you’ll gradually lose your respect in his eyes. Super fathers assure this never happens
15. Are a Source of Pride for Their Kids
A piece of advice for the present fathers, to-be ones and all the men out there-how you live will most certainly become a source of pride/source of humiliation for your kids. Living a decent life and making utmost attempt to gain cherish able achievements should be a priority of every man. A super father is a source of pride for his kids, he lives an exemplary life.