The most important lesson I learned from my father is to constantly show respect to others, expect respect in all situations, and teach respect to my children so they can do the same as they grow up. Treating others with respect can carry you a long way in this world. If my kids had to describe me they would say I am the funny parent who sometimes talks like a robot and went out of his way to learn the Paw Patrol theme song. As a father I am trying to give my kids choices.
My grandparents came to Canada to give my parents better opportunities in their adult lives, and my parents had children here so we could get Canadian educations and open doors that were never open to them. The thing that makes me worry most as a dad is that I might fail to prepare my children for the big, bad world out there. My happiest moments as a dad are those peaceful ones amid the chaos, snuggling on the couch to read a book or napping with our infant son nestled in my arms. The thing I need to work on most as a father is taking good care of myself so I have enough rest to be patient, enough time to be present and enough health to be in their lives for a very long time.
The most important lesson I learned from my father is humility.
The ability to admit that you made a mistake and either apologize or correct the course that you are on is always a lesson from my father that I carry with me. Whatever the kids made for me at school. Those are always my favourite gifts because they get to flex their creative muscles. If my kids had to describe me they would say I am fun, because I try to make as much time for them as I possibly can to do whatever it is that they want to do. As a father I am trying to give my kids everything I had and more.
We focus a lot on creativity, respect for others and the positive effects of hard work. The thing that makes me worry most as a dad is without a doubt, social media. My happiest moments as a dad are watching my children succeed at something when I know they put in the work to make it happen. I lost my father just before I had my first child and now that I understand the joys and struggles of parenting, I would love to be able to thank my father for giving me such a strong example of what being a good dad and man should look like.
I draw on his lessons often and am lucky to have had such a great father. The thing I need to work on most as a father is my patience. How you behave in the moments where you feel like you are at the end of your rope will stick with your children and mould the way they behave in those same tough times. I need to do a better job at lengthening my rope. The most important lesson I learned from my father is that life can be very short, so it is extremely important to spend quality time with my children while they still want to spend time with me.
If my kids had to describe me they would say I am: As a father I am trying to give my kids an understanding about how to be kind and respectful to people, to treat others as they would want to be treated and to be honest and respectful.
The thing that makes me worry most as a dad is everything. I most worry about how to handle teenagers and am SO very thankful that my wife has taught high school because I was a very sheltered teenager, so my views would be very unpopular to my kids. My happiest moments as a dad are frequent and often and are not just related to success in school or extra-curricular programs. I want to be there to support, encourage and cheer on my kids through the good and bad, high and lows. My father passed away He would have loved them all so much and he would have realized that all those years of correcting my essays actually paid off.
The thing I need to work on most as a father is consistency! Where children see a lack of consistency, they see opportunity and they also see confusion, especially around rules and expectations. Greater consistency benefits myself and also my kids. To ask other readers questions about Moments for Fathers , please sign up.
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The tweet has been shared almost 65, times and has been liked by more than , people. Millions of people have seen the viral video by now: Professor Robert Kelly was giving a live TV interview in March on South Korean politics when his children barged into the room and stole the show.
And then I saw the door was open. It was chaos for me. In a viral video, Ron Alston stands with his three-year-old daughter Aliya in front of a mirror. They recite a mantra of positive phrases together.
The video shows Alston, a personal trainer and wellness coach, asking his daughter to repeat some powerful statements while looking at herself in the mirror. After the duet, which was viewed more than million times online, Claire and her dad were invited to appear on The Ellen Show , where they performed the song for a live audience.
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Linda gives her dad many words of encouragement while the adorable interaction is captured on video. The footage first appeared on Facebook after it was posted to the internet by the mother of the young girl, Marcelinha Dos Santos Iwama. In the video, which has been viewed over million times on Facebook, the little girl hopes to convince her dad that he has missed her nail and chopped her finger instead.