Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 2, 2013

A Good Father… #3

000_0012I have written a list of what a “Good parent is” and a what a “Good grandparent is” . Here is my list and discussion about what a good father is.

This parent thing is such an important topic and needs to be talked about and considered. I have had a little experience and know something about it having raised 4 adult kids that have turned into great examples of parents themselves. (No bragging intended.)

Here is number three from that list I would love to hear what you think and maybe I will add your suggestions to the list.


3. Is consistent yet flexible.


Do what you say and stick to it.

But understand that some things don’t fit in all situations and with all people. So you have to be able to move a little bit when it comes to discipline, schedules and expectations.

Your kids and your life is a unique experience and you need to be able to stand firm on ground that isn’t solid much of the time.

Here is the entire list:

A Good Father …

1.      Shows by doing.

2.      Gives of his time.

3.      Is consistent yet flexible.

4.      Is not afraid to show vulnerability.

5.      Is present, is there.

6.      Loves their mother.

7.      Knows his priorities and his kids and family are at the top of the list

8.      Tells a good bedtime story.

9.      Doesn’t have all the answers but is looking for them.

10.  Can change a diaper.

11.  Is a man and knows what that means.


  1. Excellent list! Thank you!

    • Thank you too. help me spread the word.

      • You’re welcome Frank…will do!

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