Coach Jim Johnson

How are you doing as a father?

Are you constantly improving as a dad?

With Father’s Day this week, it got me thinking about how we can be the best father’s and parents we can be.  Do you spend enough time with your children?  How do you handle conflict?  This week in my #CJJblog I reflect on my relationships with my father and son to give some tips on how to be a better father.  Enjoy.

  • Leading by example? Your children are watching at all times.  How are you showing them you care about them with your actions? 
  • Do what you say, and say what you do. Be consistent with your words and follow through with your promises.  This helps build trust with your children.  Do you always follow through on your word?
  • Analyze.  One of the most effective ways to be involved as a father is to ask questions.  Show that you pay attention by being present during conversations.  How do you encourage your kids to give you feedback?
  • Time.  Care for your children by giving them time.  As a father, you will be faced with many tough decisions on how to spend your time.  Always prioritize your children.
  • Find their passion. Although you will have your own interests as their father, your job is to help them find theirs.  Try to not force passions on to them, instead, encourage them to find their own.  How do you help your children find their own passion?
  • Stay in Touch. Being a father means being involved in your children’s lives, no matter where they live.  Use the technology at your fingertips to stay in touch with your kids.  How do you stay in touch with your children?

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson’s wife, Pat, is retiring from teaching this week after a 30 year career at Brockport High School in Rochester, NY.  Congratulations, Pat!

Life Tip #61:  How do your children spell loveT-I-M-E.

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