Next Sunday (September 4) is Father’s Day in Australia. What does that mean in your family? Is Father’s Day more than just a few new pairs of socks and jocks to add to the wardrobe?
Being a dad is a very hands on, involved role. You need to be there for your children, show them unconditional love, spend time with them, and parent as a team with your partner to be the best dad for your children.
So how should dads celebrate Father’s Day? Here are a few tips:
- Start a family ritual – it might be an activity like having a picnic in your favourite park or attending a sporting match, or maybe make a speech after dinner about what being a dad has meant for you this year
- Spend time one-to-one with each of your children on the day, telling them how much you love them and love being their dad
- Give your own dad a call, drop in to see him or share a meal together
Appreciate the thought and effort that has gone into the gifts and cards you receive from your children, and treasure these mementos.