The image and role of father is fast changing in today’s culture. Do the old school values still count? So many new concepts and trends to consider. Confusing for kids, young adults and parents alike. What’s a father to do?
Shout Out for Dads
Over the years, there have been many Consider This shows about mothers. We do a special series on moms, right before Mother’s Day each year.
But little has been said about dads. A listener wrote in and mentioned that.
So today’s shout out is for all the fathers who are quietly carrying out their responsibilities and having a good time of it, at that. Who support their families, financially and spiritually. Who share the transporting of kids and participate in conversation in the car. Who watch the games and cheer the kids and never take out a referee or a coach.
Here’s to the fathers who are setting examples that their children will follow when they grow up. To dads who teach, by their actions, what a caring parent does and how he acts.
Here’s to the dads who hug and tease and play video games or throw a ball or take the training wheels off a bike and show their love wordlessly through sharing in the interests of each of their sons and daughters.
To dads who encourage and work with their kids, to understand the lessons that are hard – In school and in life.
For those men who figure out how to balance job and family and invest time being a dad – you are fulfilling the most important job of all.
Pandemic necessities have changed family culture. A year of togetherness or absence, of fear and loss. It’s taken its toll. Let the dads in your life know that you appreciate their struggle and the things they did, in all these months, to make things better.