Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 9, 2013

A Good Father… #4

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 four from that list I would love to hear what you think and maybe I will add your suggestions to the list.


4. Is not afraid to show vulnerability.

This human thing we’re doing is a process.

We are all growing and hopefully getting better at it or at least we should be. You are not perfect though you want to be. Show your soft side to the kids. Let them know that even parents make mistakes and learn from them. Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know” and “I’m sorry”. Don’t be afraid to admit that you are afraid sometimes.

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.

Thank you

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