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Chuck U Farley
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re: Advice on how to be a great Dad!


Praise them when they do well.

Teach them when they do wrong.

Make sure they know how much you love them in your words and actions.

Let them help u with projects, even if it takes longer because of it. Kids feel great when they feel like they helped you accomplish something and can share that accomplishment.

Get excited about silly kid thing that they enjoy. It creates a great connection between the two of u.

Have a routine with them. I take my 6yr old and 2 yr old to breakfast every Saturday to spend alone time with them because I work so much during the week. They really look forward to it.

Brag on them when they are within hearing distance. U get a huge smile from that.

Use every situation as a learning experience.

Lastly, love their mother, if u are married or not, never speak badly of their mom. Nobody respects that, even kids.







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Doc Fenton
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re: Advice on how to be a great Dad!


Time for a gratuitous Daniel Day-Lewis pic...







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Chuck U Farley
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re: Advice on how to be a great Dad!


Never a bad time for DDL





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Broke
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You'll only get one chance at being a father. Don't frick it up.


That's not true. You could have 2 kids. Or 4 kids. Tons of opportunity.






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Drummin Fool
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Praise them when they do well. Teach them when they do wrong. Make sure they know how much you love them in your words and actions. Let them help u with projects, even if it takes longer because of it. Kids feel great when they feel like they helped you accomplish something and can share that accomplishment. Get excited about silly kid thing that they enjoy. It creates a great connection between the two of u. Have a routine with them. I take my 6yr old and 2 yr old to breakfast every Saturday to spend alone time with them because I work so much during the week. They really look forward to it. Brag on them when they are within hearing distance. U get a huge smile from that. Use every situation as a learning experience. Lastly, love their mother, if u are married or not, never speak badly of their mom. Nobody respects that, even kids.



All good shit!

I would add to it:

Let them make mistakes, help them understand that it is okay to make mistakes, and teach them how to learn from those mistakes in order to improve upon themselves.

Always answer their questions with total honesty, and answer every question, no matter how mundane it may sound to you.

If you make a mistake toward them, always apologize to them for it, and always make sure they understand why you feel the need to apologize, so that maybe they can learn from your mistakes also.






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FelicianaTigerfan
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re: Advice on how to be a great Dad!


But you'll only be a father to each one, once





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tigers win2
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While they are young: Try to see every situation/ encounter through their eyes.

Imagine how it looks to them when you yell at them, yell at their mother etc.






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Darth_Vader
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Always remember that each person has one main influence on them that is the main influence on what type of person they become. Make sure you are that influence.

Remember that the most powerful teaching tool you have is not your words but rather your example. Your little ones will form their idea of what a man should be based off of watching and being around you. You have to live the example you want them to see every day and at all times.

Take time to talk to your children about everything from their toys to the big issues of life.

Never forget you are their father, not their friend.

Make sure they have a loving and stable home. Children thrive in a home where their father and mother love not just them but each other as well. Treat their mother with kindness, love, and respect.

Make sure yo be involved in your kids lives. Take time to do things like help coach their little league team, taking them to dance class, or be a den leader in their Cub Scout pack. But make sure you keep in mind these things are not for you to relive past glory but rather for your kids to have fun and learn.

Always put the welfare, well being, needs and wants of your kids and your wife before your own. It is not enough to simple "bring home the bacon". You have to give of yourself for them. That means your time & attention.






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ByteMe
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Lastly, love their mother, if u are married or not


You were doing great until that statement.


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never speak badly of their mom. Nobody respects that, even kids.


This is all you needed to say.






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TexanPete
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Lying is bad and studying is good.

ETA: Don't brainwash them when it comes to sports, music, movies, etc.



This post was edited on 4/26 at 6:52 pm


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Angry Penguin
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Simple, teach them how to be good people.





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Buddy Garrity
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Beat the frick out of them when they misbehave in the slightest

- The OT






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lsufan112001
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re: Advice on how to be a great Dad!


be a great dad by sticking it out in a bad marriage to at least get your kids out of high school, to where they can handle a bad stepmom or stepdad.





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LSU Tiger Bob
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Kids spell love T-I-M-E





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RTS001
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Don't catch them fapping like my dad did








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Tigah in the ATL
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I know we have some wonderful parental figures on the OT.


It's important to teach your kids how to avoid DUI checkpoints






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boxcarbarney
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Take your kid with you (almost) every where you go. I take my daughter to Home Depot, AutoZone, to get gas, the grocery store, where ever. It lets us spend time together, and small stuff like that will be remembered when she gets older.





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Python
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Kids spell love T-I-M-E


Only the dumb ones.






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KyleOrtonsMustache
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Didn't read any responses so I'm sure this has all been covered but...

1. Love them unconditionally
2. Never lie to your children
3. Paitence
4. Teach them the value of hard work and to give maximum effort in anything they try.
5. Never allow them to disrespect their mom unless mom is cray.
6. Let them know that you're not perfect either, but everyone (including yourself) should strive to be.
7. Teach them to solve problems themselves.
8. Encourage them so they will have self confidence.
9. Never put your needs before your wife or kids.
10. If it isnt going to matter in 10 years, don't make a huge deal out of it.






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novabill
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Time, spend time.
Do not make selfish decisions, make them on based on what you think is best for them.






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