Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | September 30, 2013

A Good Father… #7

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


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


For so many men they are what they do. Get a bunch of guys together and they talk about their job. Their job defines them. Little boys are always asked what they are going to be when they grow up. Understand this it is important to have a job. It is important to provide for your family, however this is not who you are. You are married first and a parent second then you have a job third to provide for the marriage and family. Men should know that their priorities have got to be put in order and the order is family first no matter what. A good job provides for the needs of the family, a good job is not what you are.

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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