Take time for your children.
For your kids, it doesn’t matter if you just got a big promotion at work or bought the most expensive house on the street. What matters to your children is that you are home for dinner, take them to a Sunday soccer game, and be there to watch a movie with them once a week. To be a good father, you will need to make time for your children every day, or at least every week, no matter how busy you are.
- Record this time in your calendar. Perhaps you could spend Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings with your children. Make sure you are free on those evenings and don’t cancel those evenings with your kids for other commitments.
- If you have more than one child, you will also need to take the time to spend one-on-one time with each child, so that your individual relationships with each of them can develop.
- If you’re so tired that you can’t get up to go play basketball with your son, substitute this activity for something else, like watching a basketball game with him or watching a basketball movie. The most important thing is that you are present.
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