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Top 10 Responsibilities of Fathers in Child Development

Top 10 Responsibilities of Fathers in Child Development

A father’s role is undoubtedly very important in growth and development of children. Let us take a look at the top 10 responsibilities of fathers in child development.
Parents play very important role in the growth process of their child. In some cases, fathers and mothers complement each other’s role but some responsibilities are to be performed solely by the fathers. For the children, father is the hero within the family. The behaviour and activities of a father affect a child immensely so fathers must act responsibly. A responsible father will always ensure that his kids get a healthy environment to grow up physically and mentally both. Top 10 responsibilities of fathers in child development are discussed below:

1. Father is Always a Protector

Children feel safe and secured when they have their father around. Children can concentrate on their work and activities better when they feel secured so father has the responsibility to persuade his children that he is there to protect them from any problem.

2. Opens Up the World for the Kids

Father is like a big window that opens up the entire world in front of the children. The children start getting acquainted with the entire world through the eyes of their father. For the children their father is the best guide to teach them what is what in this world and fathers have the responsibilities to keep up to their child’s exception.

3. Unconditional Love

Fathers have the responsibility to make sure that their children know how much their fathers love them and they love them without any condition. Fathers must not encourage their children in doing things wrong but they must shower their love for their children without going into any condition.

4. Show Love and Respect for the Partner

Fathers must show their love and respect to their partner. Only when fathers show respect and love to their partners, children would learn to respect their mothers and other elders. Fathers should never show any disgrace to the kids’ mothers.

5. Spending Quality Time

Children always appreciate when they find their father spending quality time for them. Quality of time that a father spends with the child is much more important than the quantity of time spent with the child.

6. Teaching Discipline

Fathers must take the responsibility of teaching discipline to their children. Fathers have the responsibility to specify clear boundaries for their children so that they understand what they can do and what they cannot.

7. Teaching Accountability

Fathers can teach the sense of accountability to their children. It is important that children learn the importance of accountability in their life and it is better it is taught to the children by their parents at an early age.

8. Involve In the Studies

Expecting the children to perform well in their exams without even knowing what they are studying is just not done. Fathers must get involve with their kids’ studies. They must not only read to their children rather they should read with their children.

9. Teach Taking Responsibilities

Only when children watch their fathers taking responsibilities, they will learn taking responsibilities at various stages of their lives. Fathers must take enough responsibilities in doing household activities and outside work also. This will encourage their children in being responsible enough.

10. Be a Provider

Children consider their father to be the main provider of all materialistic items. That does not mean that fathers must fulfil all the demands of their children but they must identify the needs of their children and try to fulfil them. Fathers would surely love to fulfil all the needs of their children and family but they should never do it by going beyond their spending limitations and teach their children the importance of savings.
Father and mother are two important pillars of a family and children need both of them while they grow up. That is why it is very important for the fathers to behave responsibly.
Which are the important duties and responsibilities of fathers? How can fathers be more involved with kids? In what ways can fathers spend quality time with kids? Discuss here.

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Preeti.6 years ago
Responsibilities of dads are same as the responsibilities of moms.
Riya.6 years ago
Being involved in every aspect of child's life is the biggest responsibility of every father.
Priyanka.6 years ago
A dad's role is very very important in child's development.
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