He's a good disciplinarian: A good father
loves his children, but he doesn't let them get away
with murder. He strongly disapproves of his
children's misdeeds, using tough love to prove a
point. He does this through the power of his words,
not his fists.
He allows his kids to make some mistakes:
A good father realizes that his children are human,
and that making mistakes is part of growing up.
Spending money recklessly, getting into minor car
accidents, getting drunk and sick for the first
time, even dating questionable women are rites of
passage, and a good father recognizes this. However,
he makes it clear that repeated irresponsibility
won't be tolerated.
He teaches his children to appreciate things:
A good father never lets his children take what they
have for granted. From the food on the table to the
good education he's paying for, a good father will
make his children see the value in everything they
He accepts that his kids aren't exactly like
him: Everyone is different and a father knows
this well. He won't expect his children to live the
same kind of life he does, and do the same kind of
work. He also respects their values and opinions, as
long as they don't harm the family or anyone else.
He spends quality time with his children:
A dad knows how to have fun with his kids too,
taking them out to games, movies, and supporting
their sports teams by attending their matches. He
takes the time to listen to his children and have a
good, easy chat with them. He also makes time to
help them with their homework, every night if
6- He leads by example: A good father is
above the old "do as I say, not as I do" credo. He
will not smoke if he doesn't want his kids to do it,
and definitely won't drink heavily. He teaches them
to deal with conflict with a family member and with
others by being firm but reasonable at the same
time. A good father also illustrates the importance
of affection by professing his love for their mother
in front of them. And he won't fight with her in
their presence. In all, he adheres to the values
he'd like his children to follow.
He teaches his children lessons: A father
figure is the prime source of knowledge in the ways
of men, and teaches his kids accordingly. From
shaving to being courageous, a father molds his kids
into well-rounded members of society. He especially
instructs them in proper etiquette, on being honest
and keeping their word, and on being thankful.
8- He protects his family at all costs: As
an important provider of security and necessities, a
father will do whatever he can for his family. He'll
take a second job to provide for them, and he'll put
his own safety on the line to keep them out of
harm's way. This is how a father instills in his
children the importance of personal sacrifice.
He shows unconditional love: This is the
greatest quality of a good father. Even though he
gets upset at his children's faults and may lament
that they did not attain what he hoped for them, a
father loves his children no less for it.