Father is an important role in a family and can have a positive or negative impact on a child’s life. Many fathers are hands-on, capable parents – far more than the popular stereotype suggests. To help set the record straight, we’ve busted 17 of the biggest myths about fathers and fatherhood.
1. They’re a shoulder to cry on
A good father is the one who cares for his children. He is always available to listen to their problems and concerns, and is happy to talk about them whenever the need arises. A loving and caring father is able to make his kids feel safe and secure, which will give them a strong base for their future.
2. They set high expectations for their kids
A father plays a major part in his children’s development and growth, and he is often the person who inspires them to achieve their goals. He is the one who encourages them to keep trying, and is the happiest when they succeed. He also teaches them how to deal with failure in a constructive manner. Moreover, he is responsible for setting boundaries and teaching his children to respect others. However, this does not mean that he has to be a disciplinarian, and should never resort to physical violence.
3. They love their kids unconditionally
A true father loves his children without reservation. He is ready to face all the challenges of parenting, including scrubbing up vomit, cleaning up poop, and changing diapers. Moreover, he is not afraid to show his emotions in front of his children and be a real human being. He is not perfect, but he strives to be the best version of himself for his family.
4. They’re not selfish
A bad father is selfish. He has other priorities in his life that take precedence over his family. It could be his sports team, a new girlfriend, or an Xbox. He may even be addicted to drugs or alcohol. In order to be a good father, you need to put your family first, and sacrifice some of your own interests in the process.
5. They’re responsible for their finances
A responsible father takes charge of his household and ensures that the family’s financial needs are met. He is responsible for the well-being of his children and his spouse. In addition, he makes sure that the household is maintained and in a safe condition.
DYCD has been committed to enhancing the lives of children and their families through programs that encourage men to engage with their children in a meaningful way. This involves providing the support and training needed for men to become active participants in their children’s lives and to provide a stable environment for them. This is accomplished through individual and group-based services that provide information, education, and skills to improve parenting practices. In addition, the program helps connect men with community resources and supports their efforts to reclaim their responsibilities as a father.