A lot goes into being a great dad. By being an awesome father figure, you can make your kids proud of you and you can ensure that they grow up to be inspiring individuals themselves. Below are just a few tips for winning those dad points.
Look the Part
Becoming a dad doesn’t mean that you have to let yourself go. It’s still important to stay well-groomed and keep your body in shape. Try to maintain a routine that includes maintaining your hair/facial hair and working out.
When it comes to fashion, you may want to consider dressing a little more grown-up – but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still be stylish. Check out this guide on how to be a fashionable dad. Of course, if you’d prefer to stick to traditional dad items like Hawaiian t-shirts and cargo shorts, you now have a license to do that.
Master Backyard Grilling
Dads are required to be master grillers. Consider stepping up your BBQ game by learning a few grilling skills.
Having the right equipment and grill can make a big impact. Take your time to find the best grill set-up. If you’re still cooking on charcoal, you may want to consider going gas or electric. You could even look into charbroilers – these wood-burning gas grills offer convenience and great taste (they’re a game changer!).
Spend Quality Time with Your Kids
Ultimate dads know the importance of spending quality time with their kids. This doesn’t just mean being present in their lives, but taking time to play with them and go on days out.
As your kids get older, you can still spend quality time with them. Support their hobbies and passions, talk to them about their concerns and offer a helping hand when needed.
Offer Wisdom to Your Children
Your kids will look up to you and learn from you. Make sure to offer them the right wisdom. This could include everything from teaching them how to ride a bike to teaching them how to use money responsibly.
Don’t just use words of wisdom – lead by example. Live a healthy lifestyle, be organized and focus on solutions (not problems). Make sure that your relationship with mom is also as exemplary as it can be. Children can learn a lot just from watching their parents.
Spare Time for Passions and Relaxation
Being an ultimate dad doesn’t mean working yourself to the bone and spending what little time you have left in the week with your kids. You still need time for yourself and your passions.
Pursue personal challenges that give you a sense of reward beyond parenthood and work and that will inspire your kids. Try to maintain some of the hobbies you had before becoming a dad – you may not be able to spend as many hours gaming, doing crafts or learning an instrument, but you should still keep these going.
Make sure that you’re also sparing time for pure relaxation. Being a dad can be exhausting – especially while juggling all the other responsibilities of adulthood. Allow yourself time to do nothing so that you can relieve all that stress.