Children are the most angelic creatures. Not only do you feel a sense of fulfillment in having them, but taking care of them is a wholesome experience. However, it is by no means as easy as it sounds. It takes commitment and dedication. You need to have a schedule that befits the needs of your children and allows you to do your day-to-day jobs.
Single dads are often trapped amidst busy work schedules and changing diapers. More often than not, it feels excruciating. That is why, single dads have to be extra cautious in deciding their schedule and dividing their time between the children and day-to-day work.
To help out single dads, we have reached out to experts to unveil some of the easy yet efficient tips. If followed, these tips will help single dads in coping with the mishmash of childcare and daily routine. Let’s go over those tips step by step:
Make Your Kids Feel Heard
Perhaps one most important aspect of raising kids is making them feel that they matter. There is, arguably, no greater feeling than being heard. If you instill this aspect in your kids from an early age, ey will grow up with confidence, self-esteem, and dignity.
It is pertinent to mention here that you – as a single dad – do not necessarily have to be around your kids 24/7. Rather, you can make them feel heard by giving them presents, toys, and cookies every time you get back from work. Bringing candies and chocolates for your kids – as you get back home – is another easy way to make them feel that they matter. And you love them unconditionally.
So, make your kids feel heard by offering them unconditional love. Hug them. Spend time with them as much as you can. Consequently, you will see one of the most wholesome relationships with your kids – over the years.
Observe Social & Religious Rituals With Your Kids
Another effective way of developing an unwavering engagement with your kids is to engage with them the most. Observing rituals with them is an efficient way of developing engagement. For example, if you do yoga every morning, let your kids give you company. Let them see what their dad is up to.
Remember, kids always look for undivided attention. So, if you observe a particular ritual with them every day, they will be looking forward to it. They will not feel ignored.
Make Them Love Their Mom
This is perhaps the most difficult part for single dads – especially those whose wives have parted ways. In the heat of the moment, most single dads instill a negative image of the child’s mom. Consequently, the child develops wrath and hate for the estranged mom.
In contrast, a good single dad should make his kids understand that both of their parents love them. And the kids have nothing to do with their parent’s parting ways.