Saying 'I love you' to your wife and kids all the time doesn't make you a good father. You must remember that actions speak louder than words. Therefore, you must be intentional in showing your love for your family. How? Here are some tips that will help you do just that.
Love your wife unconditionally – Kids feel loved and secure when they know that you love their mom without reservations. If you're divorced, treat your children's mom with respect even though it's not reciprocated.
Love them no matter what – This is different from permissiveness. Love your kids unconditionally despite their shortcomings. Kids who are secure in their father’s love behave properly compared to other kids.
Be there for your children – Make time for your children no matter how busy you are. And make every second you spend with them count – make memories with them.
Discipline with love – Children appreciate a love-drenched discipline. Be clear with your rules and be consistent in carrying out disciplinary actions accompanied with explanations.
Value education – Don’t just fuss about grades; get involved in accomplishing your children's homework and projects. Be a hands-on advocate of learning.
Teach your kids to take responsibility – Loving fathers make sure their children know how to be accountable for every action they make. They teach their kids to clean up if they get involved in a mess and move forward.
Teach your kids to love life – If we learn how to love this life and then give that blessing to our kids, they will be well prepared for satisfaction. Kids learn from us dads after all.