16 Jun 2023 | 6 min Read
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For ages, parenting has been associated with a gender stereotype, where the mum is expected to stay at home and care for the kids, while the dad provides for the family. However, with education and development, there has been a shift toward a more uniform distribution of parental responsibilities and the concept of equal parenting is no longer considered foreign.
Now, both men and women are active in the workforce and equally divide their parental duties. This includes being equally involved in their child’s upbringing, health, education, day-to-day care, and socialisation. In fact, multiple studies have concluded that, especially, a father’s involvement in day-to-day activities brings positive changes in their children, in a way no one else can!
This Father’s Day, we are highlighting all that a dad, as an #EqualParent, does for his family while acing his work life, and how it positively impacts a child’s growth and development.
You are a role model for your child and teach them values like hard work and discipline. You try to manage your time and commitments in a healthy manner, set priorities, schedule appropriately, delegate, and get organised; so you can be involved in your little one’s day-to-day activities as much as possible.
In addition to being loving and affectionate, you teach your kids to be disciplined and remind them of the satisfaction that hard work gives you by achieving your goals.
Watching you balance your daily routine, work, and personal life smoothly ignites a sense of responsibility in your child, and also teaches them to be accountable for their actions.
As an #EqualParent and partner, you prioritise self-care and self-compassion and ensure that your wife gets some me-time to relax after a long day of work and managing the kids and home. That’s why, you always lead by example and balance work and household duties.
Your actions, in turn, have a positive impact on your child and teach them to be responsible and empathetic.
Your mantra is to model balanced behaviour and teach your children that there aren’t any stereotypes when it comes to fulfilling household tasks. You also encourage your kids to take up small tasks and praise them for their effort and hard work, no matter the result.
You recognise the importance of being involved in your child’s life, and that’s why you try your best to spend quality time with them to understand their needs, as well as your own role in teaching them life lessons.
You love to help your little ones with their homework, as it gives you the opportunity to teach them not just academic lessons but also valuable morals about life. You try your best to open up the world for your kiddos and help them channel their emotions better.
When met with disappointment or failure, you always encourage your kids to focus their energy on the good and help them plan their study hours, career, and ultimately life–positively.
You just know how to solve all problems, be it at work, or at home. You are a problem-solver and no matter the concern your kid comes up with, you always have a solution at home. You are attentive to your child’s concerns, and instead of saying, “Please ask your mum!” or “Can’t you see I am working?” you compassionately hear them out and assure them to find a solution together.
You work as a team with your wife and handle all kinds of stressful situations like a pro. Your calm and composed reaction encourages your child to have a positive outlook on challenges and teaches them to face difficulties head-on without giving up.
As a father, you are your child’s first link to emotional attachment and bonding. This means that your kid will learn their emotions in relation to you. The way you emotionally bond with your child throughout the years will leave a lasting impression on their overall well-being and development.
That’s why you love spending quality time with your little one and engaging in different activities, as it gives you an opportunity to emotionally connect and bond with them. Your emotional support is what is going to help your child in the future when they adjust to different emotional and social settings.
You are the ultimate source of encouragement to your kiddo. Be it a debate competition or a cricket match, your presence at the venue gives your little one a sense of security and boosts their confidence. You are also all about spending quality time with your children and not just playing, but getting to know their interests and bonding with them more closely.
You are the happiest when your little one succeeds, but you are also the first one to make them strive better if they fail. Your words and action make a world of difference in your little one’s life. And, when your child sees you tackle both your work life and parental duties smoothly, it encourages them to be more responsible and take accountability from a young age.
Cheers to all the dads who give their best, both at work and at home, and work together with their wives as a team to equally raise their children. We thank you for being the advocates and demonstrators of #EqualParenting and for breaking stereotypes.
Here’s to all the dads who lead with love and compassion.
Happy Father’s Day!
Father’s Day messages: These heartfelt Father’s Day messages are perfect for celebrating all dads! Check them out.
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