What are you doing to be a good father?
As we get back into school and routines are changing, it’s important to remember to still be there as a father for our family. How do you prioritize your family? Do you remember to put them first? As a dad, you have many responsibilities on a daily basis. In the #CJJblog this week, I wanted to give you some tips and tricks on how to consistently fulfil your duties as a loving, caring father. Enjoy.
- Discover your ‘why’. Why do you wake up in the morning? What motivates you? As a father, your answer to this question should include your family. Prioritize them and make them feel loved each day. How do you show them you care?
- Be a role model. As the father, every action you make is in the spotlight. Always be on alert and make the right decisions. Are you a good role model to your family?
- Build trust. Make is easy for your family to trust you. Do what you say and say what you do. Recognize and praise your family for their accomplishments. Your spouse and children need to feel as though they can trust you in any situation.
- Develop a routine. You must have daily, weekly, and monthly routines that include your family members. This creates excitement and something to look forward to when you may be getting a little stressed throughout your day-to-day life. What routines do you have with your family?
- Plan. Make sure you still schedule things like vacations, dinners, trips, etc. with your family. As the father, you will be tasked with a lot more than just playing with the kids. Step up and follow through on each thing that’s on your family calendar.
- Remember milestones. Don’t miss a birthday, anniversary, or special day with another family member. Plan in advance and make them feel loved.
- Listen. Your family members will have a lot to tell you. They will have problems to solve, accomplishments to share, and discussions to be had. How do you listen effectively?
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson will be giving his leadership keynote to a group of graduate students at SUNY Brockport students on September 4th, then driving to Flushing Meadows, NY for the US Open tennis tournament on September 5th.
Life Tip #62: Quality time at work, quantity time at home