All those who are beautiful, committed and loving parents often catch my eye. It's the look in their eyes of complete adoration, the eyes that serve as protection, their bright smile that seeks forever happiness for their child.
It is difficult for parents to balance it all in this busy life, but a good parent puts their child first. Some examples of fathers I know are the ones who make sure to never miss a soccer game, they leave town for business but fully utilize Skype, they work two jobs and use their lunch breaks to teach their child English, they don't "spoil" there child yet they reward good behavior, they don't yell rather they provide answers and compromise, teach their child realistic life skills, catch them when they fall, give space yet get answers , and love them unconditionally.
It's not a big day for myself to celebrate, but what we don't have shines light on what should be. As a Behavior Analyst, it creates a deeper focus on the interaction between father and son. Also, I travel a world witnessing beautiful children with a father who prioritized other things or just gave up from the beginning.I personally know the role of a father contributes to a child's psychosocial development in ways many just can't imagine. It's something many don't think about, but I do all the time. Having a loving, caring father can change a child's life.
Those moments that seem small are actually some of the most significant. And that is what I witness when I observe great fathers. They are extremely dedicated, loving, and responsible. They make mistakes, but they learn from them. They learn that those small moments make a difference for a child. A great father is present for both big or small, good or bad, easy or hard, successful or disappointing-these fathers are the ones that make the world go round.
Thank you to all the fathers who have stepped up to the plate and been the best father they can be. It fills my heart with joy to watch a father walk down the path of life hand to hand with their child.
Happy Fathers Day