Happy Father’s Day!

Actions Speak Louder than Words

“My Father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it.”  - Clarence Budington Kelland

We all try to teach our children the things that we think are most important in life. Our universal parenting goal is and always has been, teaching our children the things that we feel would make them happier and more successful in life. But one of the most important things in this process is to be sure that our words match our actions. We can all talk until we’re blue in the face, but our children will mimic our actions before they do anything else.

I hope all of you fathers know just how special and important you are to all of your children. I hope that the bond that you have with your father is one of the things you pass on to your child.

Remember that to your children you are invincible and can do no wrong.  So be sure that the example you set is the picture that you want them to follow because they will accept anything you say or do as gospel.

So take some time off to go to the park or the zoo. Hold your child’s hand as often as you can. And when they ask you to read the same story over and over again, be glad that you are the one they ask.

Enjoy this special day, but remember, to your children you are the special one in their lives every day of the year.