This Father’s Day Be the Best Dad and Win that Father of the Year Award! Part 2

This Father’s Day Be the Best Dad and Win that Father of the Year Award! Part 2

As we approach another Father’s Day, Dads everywhere are prepping their grills, coolers, and streaming services to watch their favorite game or show.  We believe Dads can be so much more in the lives of their kids.  From all the Dads at  4MyTots, we want to challenge you to try something new, do something you don’t do often enough, or just do a little bit more with your kids!  We’ve summarized the areas in your child’s life where they look to Dad as they grow up in this 3 part blog series:

    1. How are you as a role model and teacher to your child?
    2. How are you as a Provider for your child?
    3. How are you as a friend and companion to your child?

In Part 2, we are going to focus on how you are as a Provider to your child.

.  Ask yourself:

Do you see yourself as a provider? Fathers can provide financial, emotional, or spiritual support for their children. This helps their children feel loved, safe, and secure.

Yes, fathers are important providers for their children. They may help provide financial support, which helps to ensure that their children have the basic necessities of life, such as food, clothing, and shelter. Financial support is certainly important for the resources it provides for children to thrive. But also, children who grow up in families with better financial security are more likely to do well in school, have better access to healthcare, and have more opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities. This has been shown through research studies over the years.

Financial support, however, is only one possible avenue as a provider.  A father who provides emotional support is also very  important for children because it helps them to feel loved, safe, and secure. Children who feel loved and supported by their fathers are more likely to have positive self-esteem, be resilient in the face of challenges, and form healthier relationships.  This emotional support is separate and independent from the emotional support that another parent or guardian, if available, may provide.  That means Fathers have a unique role to play as a provider of emotional support to their child.

Being part of your child’s feedings or meals is an easy and great way to provide emotional support.  We always encourage cooking at home when possible.  If not, has delicious, organic formulas, infant and toddler weaning foods, healthy snacks and meals that let you spend quality time with your kids instead. Feeding time, especially early on, provides opportunities for father to child bonding in a way that can be messy, fun and sometimes hilarious.  Engaging in mealtime creates a chance for a secure, enjoyable event that the whole family can share.

Finally, Spiritual support is also a way for a father to be a provider to his child.  This varies greatly from different spiritual philosophies and religions.  However, love, support, and kindness to others is common in all forms of spiritual behavior. 

By providing both financial and emotional support, fathers can make a significant difference in the lives of their children. They can help their children to thrive and reach their full potential.

Fathers who provide both financial and emotional support for their children are more likely to have children who are happy, healthy, and successful. By being involved in your children's lives, you can make a lasting difference in their lives making them grow up into the best adults they can be.


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