TWENTY TIPS FOR TODAY’S FATHERS

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Updated: June 29, 2014
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We, at Blackathlete.net, think that fathers should be celebrated every day not just on Father’s Day, especially with stats showing that between 67 to 70% of Black children are born into single-parent homes. Therefore, we offer these 20 tips for all fathers around the globe.

1. Don’t underestimate the importance of your role.

As head of the family, the basic unit of society, you and all other fathers vitally effect the destiny of the community, nation and world.

2. Give your home top prority.

No matter how successful you may be on the job or in business ventures, your life can be a failure if you neglect to give your family the time and personal attention they both need and deserve.

3. Find fulfillment by living up to your potential duties.

When men abandon the upbringing of their children to their wives, a loss is suffered by everyone, but perhaps most of all by themselves. Your children need you, and you need your children.lebron-james-with-sons-on-fathers-day

4. Let strength distinguish everything you do.

A man’s contribution should be strength as an influence on his children and on society.

5. Set aside time for your family.

Young people measure their father’s interest in them in direct proportion to the time he spends with them.

6. Make your home a happy home.

Make your family a center of joy.

7. Be a good listener.

Share your experiences and problems by listening.

8. Set an example  for your children.

Practice what you preach.

9. Teach them to take responsibility.

Don’t hand them everything “on a platter.”

10. Keep family ties strong.

Be available. Do things together as a family.

11. Develop each child’s personality.

Treat each child as an individual to guide and encourage.

12.  Understand the true meaning of the discipline.

Let your authority be motivated by love. Be considerate but firm when you need to be.

13. Spur their creativity.

Give them a chance to dream dreams, to unlock their imagination, to awaken their senses to the wonders of God’s creation.

14. Nurture their spiritual life.

Instill in them a sturdy sense of religion and worship.

chrsi15. Take their studies seriously.

Insist on regular study hours.

16. Help them acquire a liking for books.

Introduce them to the joys and treasures of books.

17. Teach them the value of money

Show them how to use their money.

18. Give them a healthy attitude toward sex.

Instruct them and give them reverence for the body and the sanctity of marriage.

19. Inspire them to lead constructive lives.

Train them to think beyond self in planning their lives.

20. Look at things from their point of view.

11. Develop each child’s personality.

Treat each child as an individual to guide and encourage.