Posted by: Frank Walker LMFT | October 21, 2013

A Good Father… #10

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


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


Being a dad can be a big responsibility. Much is expected of you as a dad. But understand this you do not have to know it all or fake like you know it all. Admitting that you don’t have to be all knowing can get a load off your shoulders. But ignorance is not an excuse. This parenting thing is a learning thing and the learning never stops. Growing and learning with your kids is the greatest example you can provide them with. Be a lifelong learner and you will be the best parent you can be.

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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