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The Father Effect

“The biggest problem our country is facing right now is dealing with fatherhood and the roles that dads are playing in the lives of their families.”

“We have a whole generation of men, who don’t understand how much they mean to their kids.” – Tony Dungy, Author

As a father, I can have the biggest impact to shape our community to be better. It starts in my home raising my kids.

Check out this short film below to hear stories of the Father Effect. After watching, share in the comments below on how your father has shaped you. Good or bad!

 


Spend time this Father’s Day.

Happy Fathers Day to all the dad’s out there. I hope you have a great day spending it with your kids and families. It’s these moments we need stop, sit back and cherish most. We can all get so consumed in our own lives but a real dad is someone who is self-sacrificing and who prioritises your family above anything else.

I’ll put my hand up and say that sometimes I can be selfish. I need to constantly tell myself that it’s not all about me and what I want. When I discipline my kids I have to take deep breaths and talk calmly and sternly instead of ranting and raving at them. Taking my stuff out on them isn’t fair. The situation escalates when the voices start to rise.

The other thing I’m mindful of is reflecting my Heavenly Father to my kids. He is simply a God of love.  If I speak in front of blokes at shed nights and say stuff to encourage them but don’t live it at home then I’m the biggest hypocrite going around.

All I know is that when you have kids you do the best that you know how. There is no right or wrong way to bring up kids. What I do know is that they just want your time. Time to sit with them. For them to know they’re important in our eyes.  Click here to view a short YouTube clip to show how much kids love being with you.

So this Father’s Day tell your kids verbally what they mean to you and cherish every minute you have with them. They’ll thank you for it in years to come.

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