5 Things That Make A SuperDad
In this article, we will analyze five superpowers that can help you achieve superdad status.
Of course there isn’t just one right way to be a good father. But there are strategies that many men have found useful, and that have greatly benefited them and their families.
Discover these tips on how to be a superdad below!
1. A superdad makes time for his family
You already do a lot for your family by providing food and shelter. Even so, if you do not spend enough time with them, they may think that you care more about other things – like work, friends or your hobbies – than about them.
When should a superdad start spending time with his children?
At this stage, the superdad can also initiate his own relationship with the baby. How? By listening to the beating of their heart, feeling their kicks, and talking and singing to them.
Being connected with the baby, feeling them and talking to them create an early emotional bond with the unborn child.
2. A superdad knows how to communicate
Knowing how to communicate with children means knowing how to listen to them and learning not to overreact to what they say.
If your children fear that you will lose your temper and criticize them severely, they will not feel free to express what they think and what they feel.
But if you listen to them calmly, you will show them that you care deeply about them and they will be more likely to open up to you.
3. Superdads discipline their children with love and praise them
When you discipline your children, you must do it because you love them and you want them to do well in life, not because you feel disappointed or angry. Discipline covers counseling, correcting, educating and punishing when necessary.
Now, discipline is more effective when the father has a habit of praising his children. Praise encourages and enriches a child’s character. It makes them feel recognized and valued.
If you are looking for opportunities to praise your children, you will help raise their self-esteem and give them an incentive to keep doing what is right.
4. A superdad is the other half of the parenting team
The support and love you give your wife are probably one of the best gifts you can give your children. The reality is that when there is a relationship of mutual support, your wife is a better mother as a result of your support, love and advice.
In other words, when you strive for your best as a husband, indirectly you are doing a phenomenal job as a father, too. No one else can do this, just you.
You are a superdad and a hero for your children. It is time to internalize this message. Don’t just believe it but also know that you are doing a very important job. You are a dad and therefore, indispensable.
5. A superdad plays with his children in a unique way
Fathers tend to play with their children in a way that mothers do not, and this is very good because your children need both. Usually, dads play in a much more physical way and encourage their children to do much more with their little bodies. Moms often do not play with their children this way because they tend to be more cautious.
This aspect is very important, because it sends the message that you believe in them and in their ability to do much more than they themselves may imagine.
Being a superdad obviously goes beyond the five points discussed here. No matter how hard you try, it’s impossible to be a perfect father. However, if you apply these superpowers with love and balance, you can be a superdad.