Children have the ability to do stuff that just makes you laugh. Sometimes the things they do are mind boggling. More and more I’m discovering that their intentions are only to what’s right and to please the father (at least at this age anyway). How much more does God take pleasure in us when our only goal is to please HIM.
With Father’s Day soon approaching I thought I’d add a little humor to drive home a point about the significance of Fathers. We should never underestimate the fact that our children our watching us and listening to what we say. Our presence in their lives is more important than we’ll ever know. 🙂
I’m a husband of one wife and father of two toddler sons. I don’t know much about parenting. However, there are a few tips that I can share concerning things I’m certain of without a doubt. If you’re a parent , you know there are times when we make the wrong decisions and there are times we “hit the nail on the head.”As I continue to develop this blog I thought I’d share some lessons learned about being a Father. For more sound solutions always seek the Word of God and visit this site- The National Fatherhood Initiative.
These ten are definitely nail-hitters.
1. Children spell L-O-V-E as T-I-M-E.
2. It’s okay to visit your children at their birthday celebration during school.
3. How you respond to the stresses of life in their presence, will impact they way they handle stress.
4. Think before you speak.
5. Discipline should be firm and consistent.
6. Cultivate the gifts of your child by exposing them to positive, stimulating environments.
7. Showing affection to your wife will affirm their love and respect for her as “Mommy.”
8. Spending money on gifts is not a cure all. Riding bikes, a trip to the library, or spending time on the floor wrestling (gently) speaks volumes.
9. I believe in the “breath factor.” Some messages to our children should be shared so close that they can smell your breath. Remember, I have two sons 🙂
10. Be God-like in front of them. It may seem odd for me to mention this, but our children will see God first in us (good or bad). Since, we desire for our children to come into a loving relationship with God, we must first reflect HIS character before them.