The Importance of Father’s in their Children’s Lives

The Importance of Father’s in their Children’s Lives

I never really understand the difference a father makes in a child’s life until I watched my husband with our oldest. Fathers play a huge role in a child’s development and life. They offer such a unique take on parenting, one that moms just can’t replicate.

When my husband and I first wed, we both came in with a child. His oldest was 5 at the time and mine was 16 months. I watched the amazing bond he had with his daughter. It was amazing to watch them play and interact, and the true bond they had.

Even more substantial to me was watching as he took on the Dad role with my daughter. A relationship she would not have had other wise, I saw him not only be her dad, but choose to be her father.

Since then, we have had two more children. Watching the different ways he parents for each child’s needs is simply beautiful. He is able to adapt his parenting to meet each child where they are.

There are so many different ways fathers show their love and offer a unique parenting style for their children. The importance of father in their children’s lives is overwhelmingly substantial. Today, we’re going to go over just a few of the ways Dad’s make a difference in their children’s lives!

The importance of fathers in their children's lives is overwhelmingly substantial. Today, we're going to go over just a few of the ways Dad's make a difference in their children's lives

Fathers Offer A Different Parenting Style

Have you ever sat back and watched your husband or another dad interact with their children? It’s pretty different from yours, isn’t it? No matter how much you are “on the same page” with parenting, dads offer a different parenting style that is hugely beneficial to their children.

Men and women do approach life and relationships differently. When children see these different, it helps them develop proper relationships with others as they grow.

Fathers Play Differently

Let’s face it, Dads play differently and the kids just love it! I don’t know how many times I held my breath or said “not so high!” when my husband would throw the children in the air, lol!

Dads have a way with kids that is just so fun! Call it being a big kid at heart if you like, but fathers are so great at pretending and roughhousing! They teach children how to play rough but also learn boundaris.

Fathers Communicate Differently

Dads have a completely different way of communicating. Some ways are more structured as dads are likely not to speak to children at their level. This allows children to expand the language skills.

On the opposite end, dads can also be pretty funny. Especially little kids love a good dad joke! My children always laugh at jokes their dad or papa cracks.

Seeing different ways people communicate really help children grow their social skills. Even if that means you have to listen to a few extra corny jokes from time to time!

Father’s Roles are Changing

Now more than every, father’s roles are changing in amazing ways. With income levels changing for women, more men are opting to reduce hours at work or quit all together to stay at home with the children.

The taboo of being a “Stay at Home Dad” is no longer a huge concern. This shift in the family dynamic offers such an amazing opportunity to dads wanting to be even more involved.

By seeing more dads staying home, children are learning the importance of family. They are seeing that parenting is a role for both mothers and fathers, and equally important.

The Importance of Fathers in their Children’s Lives

Even with just these few examples, it’s easy to see the importance of fathers in their children. If you are looking for some amazing parenting advice for fathers, make sure to check out DadLifeLessons.com

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Alicia Trautwein is an autism parenting coach living in Missouri. She is the creator behind The Mom Kind, a website dedicated to parenting neurodiverse families.  She is one of the head creators behind the #WeLoeveMoms campaign and is also featured in the "Amazing Moms" coffee table book by Hogan Hilling & Dr. Elise Ho.  She shares her expertise along with her experience in parenting children, both with and without autism.

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