June 15, 2012 by parentinginindia
Sourav, my best friend and biggest critic wanted to be the center of the new post am currently typing so I decided to write a post on – “Father’s role in a child’s life”. Luckily its also Father’s Day on the 17th of June so just in time to write something about a father.
1. He bathes Dhruv every Sunday, he makes Sunday bathing fun by giving bubble baths, shampooing and constantly telling Dhruv that its so much fun bathing on Sundays. This builds up the bond of affection.
2. Most of the evening when I return home Dhruv is in action with his plastic football and dad motivating him to kick harder and follow the ball thus helping him develop motor skill and ability. This strengthens a father-child association.
3. Many a times Dhruv find it more fun playing around me when am trying to feed him, timely words of discipline from Sourav makes him sit down and eat his food quietly. In this way a child learns to respect and sees his father as his role model. A father should never take recourse to needless resentment or hostility as this may instill a sense of fear in the child’s mind.
A father is a role model, the strongest pillar which will never break. A mother does know everything about her child but a father is the friend, guide, role model and much more to a child. It is true that a child find it more fun to be with a father than with a mother.