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Easy Ways To Be A Better Dad

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 06-04-2009

In today’s fast-paced world providing for your family and at the same time being a dad is no easy task. But with a little extra help and some sound advice, you can become a better dad. Here are some tips from our readers who suggest that there can be no replacement for love and spending quality time with your kids. So be a friend and role model to your kids but always let them know who the boss is.

“Make it a point to know your children’s friends, what they like about that person, etc. Refrain from any criticisms, but if you are uncomfortable about your child’s association with a particular child or their family, try to see if your concerns are truly justified – if so, take the time to express those concerns to your child (if appropriate) and listen carefully to your child’s feedback.”
-M, Sullivan, NH

“Have an open line of communications with your children. Take time every day to talk to them about their day, their schoolwork and their concerns.”
-Buddy, Jefferson, ME

“To be a better dad, listen to them. Really listen and take in what they are saying and feeling. Nodding your head and saying yes rolls right off them.”
-Steve, Midlothian, VA

“Stay involved in your child’s personal life!”
-S, Madison, WI

“I think it’s important to treat your children as individuals, and to give them what they need without shorting yourself.”
-Kayce, Knoxville, TN

“Don’t forget, they are the kids and you are the parent.”
-Jay, Chicago

“Don’t be afraid of being the parent. You don’t have to be their best buddy all the time but you do have to be the parent.”
-C, Cartersville, GA

“Do what’s best for your kids, even if you think it’s makes you the bad guy.”
-Tim, Chico, CA

“Take an active role in your child’s education.”
-Robin, Hodgenville, KY

“Do lots of different projects, games, crafts, baking, play dates with your children to create memories.”
-M, Vancouver, WA

“Listen to your kids. Don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy every moment. Time flies!”
-Kaycee, Tallahassee

“Be their friend and NEVER betray your child’s trust.”
-Ramzi, West Hollywood