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Top 14 Things Every Dad Should Know

Dads have different roles to play nowadays. But there are certain things that all dads should know apart from their talents, interests and family roles. Read on to learn about the top 14 things that every dad should know.

All dads play different family roles. Some leave for work in the morning and do not come back till late in the evening while some stay at home with the kids all day. The role of fatherhood has never been very easy. Dads who want to be the role model in the lives of their sons and ideal in the eyes of their daughters have to take up to courage to do certain things throughout their lives.

14 Things Every Dad Should Know

Here are the 14 things which every dad should know.

1. Singing a Lullaby

This comes handy at times when your child is uncomfortable. You will find this interesting also and you are definitely going to enjoy it as well.

2. Installing a Car Seat

Since your child is very small this does not mean that you need to stay confined to your house. You can have all the driving and enjoyment especially if you know how to install a car seat for infants.

3. Feeding Kids

Feeding kids is the most important thing which all dads should know. In case if mother is not available, dads should know how to feed kids with an ease. It is not difficult for dads to learn feeding kids. If dads know the art of feeding kids then all the mothers will be assured and happy that their kids will never remain hungry in their absence. 

4. Dressing-Up Kids

If dads help in dressing up kids then it would really help the family to attend parties on time. Dressing-up kids is one of the daunting tasks as kids do not stay still at one place and get cranky if they are not in mood to get dressed-up. As mothers are always busy doing various things, it is a must for dads to help kids get dressed-up to avoid getting late.

5. Keeping Kids Involved

All dads should know how to keep kids involved. The best way to keep kids involved is to play indoor games with them or reading stories to them. It is really beneficial to know how to keep involved when mother of kids will need more time to come back at home.

6. Helping Kids with Studies

Sometimes when kids face difficulties while studying, it is essential to help them. Being involved in studies of kids is one of the important roles father can play. It is marked that kids whose parents are involved in their studies perform well in exams.

7. Teaching Kids to Ride a Bicycle

Dads should know how to teach their kids ride a bicycle. It is a time taking process and needs lot of patience. However, the main thing is that you will enjoy doing this and when your child successfully learns to ride, you will be the happiest person.

8. Teaching Kids to Fly a Kite

Flying kites has always been a boy’s activity and most men know how to fly a kite. Now, since you are a father, you need to teach your child how to fly a kite and how to throw the kite right way up in the air. You will have to unwind a decent length that you can handle and let the kite fly in the direction of the wind.

9. Starting a Fire to Have Barbeque Dishes

Many men like to plan outdoor cooking and like to have something on barbeque. If you know how to start a fire you can have the traditional barbeque dishes and this will come handy when planning to camp with your family.

10. Spending Time with Family

Make sure you help your child have the right image of a husband and a father. Stay calm and help in household chores. Enjoy family time and spend quality time with your wife and kids. Try not to bring office work home and keep the calls strictly for office hours.

11. Making a Pancake

This talent really comes useful especially when you have small kids at home. Also, you will not have to wait for your wife if she is late at times.

12. Fixing Simple Household Things

Even though this is not so specifically expected from dads, this talent comes handy at times of emergency. You should at least be capable of finding the solution for the time being until the specialists comes to fix the problem.

13. Keeping Kids Entertained

Being a dad requires lot of energy and time especially when your kids are small. If you are able to entertain your kids or play with them, your wife will get some time off and she will be able to pay attention to other things also.

14. Packing a Tasty Tiffin for Kids 

There are times when your partner is either sick or has to report early at her workplace. If you have the talent of making school lunch you can send your kids to school with a tasty lunch box.
All fathers know that their children deserve the best. Give your best so that your kids always look-up to your as their role model.

Which things are important for dads to know? Which household chores should be learnt by every dad? Which ways can dads follow to keep kids involved? Discuss here.

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Devika.4 years ago
I want my husband to read this article...:) ...It is the need of an hour as both parents work these days.
Tanishqua.4 years ago
Yes absolutely. Every dad must know all these things but most important thing that all dads must know is cooking.
Manav.4 years ago
Nice tips for dads...Dads too should share responsibility with moms.
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