The best things a dad can do for his children.

"It all boils down to a few simple but critical things"

In my opinion, Dads sometimes don’t get the recognition they deserveand there are some really great dads out there who are every bit as good a parent as their children’s mum. Dads sometimes can be forgotten by society as they don’t get as much time to spend with their kids as mothers do in most cases but this doesn’t mean they aren’t brilliant! With this in mind here are some of the best things a dad can do for his children, and I am sure they are doing them every single day. It all boils down to a few simple but critical things...
  • Love their children’s mum- In today’s world it isn’t always possible that a mammy and daddy stay together but either way dads should love and respect their children’s mam. No child needs to hear their parents get belittled so always proceed with caution, stand together as parents though you may not be together and respect each other while being united in your love for your kids.
  • Teach them things that mam doesn’t- This isn’t about the male v’s female or the stereotypes of women baking or men drilling holes in the wall but basically we each have our talents and different things we can teach our kids. Accepting your talents and showing your kids diversity and the ability to do things with practice, is a good life lesson.
  • Provide for them- It is a basic necessity but a child needs a father who can provide for them and set them up on the right path ahead. Ensuring your child has everything they need instead of what they want is vitally important and they will thank you for it in the future.
  • Encourage education- A child’s mam and dad are the people they look to for guidance so it is imperative that you encourage them to gain the best of education and to instil a good working attitude towards study.
  • Make time for them- Dads unfortunately don’t get enough time off once their baby is born and this leaves them battling to make enough time for their children but it must be done. A bond can only be built once you and your child are having quality time together.
  • Teach them responsibility and respect- Kids should know that if they make a mistake that they should take responsibility and respect other people enough to be honest and truthful. While mams usually play a protective role this is where dads excel as while they are protective dads are realistic and prefer their kids to face things head on.
  • Love them unconditionally- Kids need their dad in life and they need to know that they are loved unconditionally no matter what. With the little time dads have with their children they should use this vital time to show their kids how much they love them, and hug them every single night before bed.
  • Show them how to live their dreams- Showing your kids how to dream big is probably one of the best things any parent can do for their kiddie, as everyone has a dream. Kids should believe that they can achieve what they want if they work at it, and they should have both of their parent’s support.
Written by Emma, Irish mummy blogger. Check out her own blog at


Emma Hayes

Emma Hayes is a busy mum to two girls aged 17 and 11 and is married to her childhood sweetheart.

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