Diamond Father AwardWhat makes a good father is not making sure you do the fair share of nappies and night feeds although I'm sure your wife would appreciate that. A good father doesn't need to be around so he can play with his kids all the time but your kids will remeber that fondly. A good father doesn't need to be a strict disciplinarian but your kids should respect you.
What I think is important is being there to guide and offer support through the good times and the bad. Having the strength to make difficult decisions for the good of the family.
A good father works hard to support his family, sticking out the tough times. Basically it means putting your familys needs first and your own second. It means doing everything you can to keep the family together and showing every day that you are proud to have them as your family and that you love and care for them. It means making sure your marriage is loving and strong and expecting that your wife will do the same.
If you are a father and you always do this your kids will grow up to be confident and happy and have the upper most respect for you as their father and as a man.
My own father was just like that, even in the face of family disaster he was always there and never crumbled. He kept the family together even when times were so painful and the easiest thing would have been for the mariage to fail. My dad is amazing and there are many men in the world who could learn alot from him.
RobertaSunset 36-40, F 1 Mar 27, 2011