My Quest To Teach

June 6, 2016

Part 1 Celebrating Fatherhood 10 Ways To Be A Better Father


Part 1 Celebrating Fatherhood 10 Ways To Be A Better Father


Taking a few kids to the store to buy
stuff for their fathers I listen to
the kids talk about their fathers.
Easily sharing information about their
father, daddy, dad, stepdad and the
nicknames they provide.

I hear the pride in their voices as they
share true and seemingly exalted stories
of events and happenings they participated
and witnessed in their relationships with
their dad. Their smiles are wide their
eyes bright and their body actions are
animated.

As a teacher of over 20 years I have seen kids
share the accomplishments of their dads, the
struggles of dads going through unemployment,
sickness, death and incarceration. Fathers need
to understand that their actions and even
inaction has an affect on their children and
families.

There are things that every father needs to
know and should modify their behaviors when
helping to raise their children whether in the
home or not. The actions of fathers have serious
affects on their children. The relationships of
fathers and their children have life long affects
on both even if fathers refuse to admit it.


Wm Jackson and children past picture from
World of Nations #Jacksonville

A fathers words and actions carry tremendous
weight throughout the life a child and shape
the relationship behaviors of children into
adulthood. Girls need fathers to show them what
expectations to have on how  they should be treated
and respected. What they morally and ethically
should expect from boys and men as they mature
and why girls and women should have their own
and not have to depend on “a man” to give them
thinks to make them feel important.

Boys need their fathers to show how and
why to respect women, why their education
beyond sports and entertainment is
important and their responsibilities as
leaders and helpers in relationships.
Boys need fathers to show that everyone
in society will not be on their side and they
will be judged by their color, culture and
economics. Importantly how to deal with these
issues.
They will have people in society that
have negativity of them because of
color, culture, economics and education.

As a elementary teacher I see how students
behaviors and actions change with the
interactions of fathers when fathers are
involved or not. Fathers if in the military
how the whole family structure is dramatically
changed with fathers on deployment, when
fathers leave the home and divorce is threatened
or inevitable. The relationships that are
dynamically bonded by genetics and DNA.

Posting on Wednesday:
Part 2 10 Ways To Be A Better Dad
I hope are helpful to the development of young dads
that need help and guidance to be the best
dad they can be for their children and families.

#MilitaryFathers #Dads #Fathers
#FathersofColorandCulture #StepFathers #Daddy
#BlackFathers #Daddie #FamilyMan

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1 Comment

  1. For those who think their fathers are not providing what you need, find your “honorary dads.” Find men in your life who give you fathering you feel you need. Family of origin is just that. We have family of friends, family of church, family of school and college, family of neighborhood. We may be sorely disappointed with our family of origin. A Hallmark card reads: “Friends become our chosen family.” How true. Some aspects of society expect men and boys to “man up” and not show tenderness and emotions and not cry. Crying is healing. There is nothing so manly as to be tender with others and with yourself. The Talmud reads something like: “The highest form of wisdom is kindness.” Even when you may not have men in your life who you call dad or honorary dads, study men of history – even Christ Jesus and God – and treat them as your dad and honorary dads, study their wisdom, study to be whole. Gentle blessings, Wendy Clarissa Geiger

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    Comment by Wendy Clarissa Geiger — June 6, 2016 @ 3:03 am


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