Things You Should Avoid After Becoming a Father

by on March 7th, 2015
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Surely you want to be a good father, but what are the things you should avoid? Glad you asked! In this article, we will take a look at some of the things you need to avoid after you become a father in order to be a great father. Some of the things may be common sense and you may have quit doing some, but others may not be and I am going to point them out for you.

Abuse (Physical, Mental or Emotional)

Abuse is the first thing you should avoid and I am not accusing you of being an abusive person, but if someone grows up in an abusive home, it is hard to break the curse. But trust me when I say it can be broken. And I don’t just mean physical abuse, I mean mentally and emotional abuse too. Meaning you say harsh things to your child or put them down. Trust me, words sometimes hurt worse than physical abuse. So mind what you say, daddy!

Drinking to Get Drunk

Avoid getting drunk when you are a father. I’m not saying you can’t have a beer now and then or a glass of wine, but don’t drink to get drunk, especially in front of the child. It is probably best that you don’t drink in front of the child at all, but that is your choice.

Neglect

Don’t neglect your child. This can happen when you work too much, or have other things to do. Working too much will have you tired at the end of the day and you will not feel like spending time with your child or wife for that matter, or you might work so much that the child is asleep when you come home. I understand people have to work, but don’t get so caught up in work that you neglect your child or children.

Favoritism

By favoritism, I mean showing favoritism between children and for things you love to do. For example, if you love to play golf, don’t favor golf over your child. If you have two children, don’t favor one over the other. Favoritism really hurts children and I see it every day. So be careful with that.

I hope the things in this article will help you become a great father. I know no father is perfect by any means, but being very careful in how you act and the things you do will surely get you close to perfect in your child’s eyes.


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