How To Be A More Confident Dad

Being a great modern-day Dad is not an easy task. There are so many influences in the world and it is hard to navigate a path through it all. Not only have you got the children to look after, but you also have a job to maintain and various other responsibilities.

In all that you need to find a little time for you to enjoy the things you like. However, there are some things you can do to make you feel more confident as a father.

Talk to your kids

It is worth your while spending a little bit of one on one alone time with each of your children.

Ask them questions and try to learn something new about them. Having a conversation with your children can ease some of your worries and make you feel as if you are doing the right thing.

You will develop a deeper bond with them and they will know you have their back.


A great way to bond with children is through play.

You can do this in the garden, perhaps a little soccer. You could take them out to the park too. Having weekend activities is another way to build a strong bond. Maybe you can go somewhere and have an adventure weekend. Doing something like this will enable you to see each of your child’s strengths.

It will boost your confidence as you get to know them better, as it will boost their confidence too.

Lead by example  

It is very easy to tell a child off when you see them doing something wrong.

However, it is not so easy to see your own faults. Think about how you want your child to be. Presumably, fit and healthy, with good ethics is a start. So, how are your actions conducive to creating this kind of mentality? You may want to turn your phone off at dinner and ensure that you always eat at the table for example.

Let them see you going out for exercise. Talk in the manner you want them to emulate. You are their role model, and you must embrace this job.

Be yourself and trust your instincts

Sometimes you have got to forget all the literature on a certain subject and go with your gut.

Every child is different. There is no one fits all guide book. As a conscientious father, you will know your own child well enough to be wary of a problem. Be sure of yourself, trust your gut, and be decisive. This will solve problems quicker and increase your confidence as a result.

You time

In all this Fathering, you need to take time out to think about you.

So, still, socialize with your friends and do the things you enjoy. Don’t always sideline your wants and needs as this can build into a negative feeling, resentment, perhaps.

Still think about what you want like those Vintage Watches. Do not be a complete martyr to Fatherhood, would you want that for your children?

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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