Sometimes we forget about how Dad’s really need help, or even if they may want a little encouragement in order to thrive, and flourish in the fatherhood space. Listen, men have a general tendency to not be as emotional or vocal as women, or to have the desire to connect on a deeper level in the household. The primary goal for most fathers is to be the ultimate provider for the family.
However, it is literally because “Men are from Mars, and women are from Venus,” which could be a whole other blog post and talk show! It becomes an increasingly difficult challenge to discern how to help a dad, not just on Father’s Day but for the entire year.
Let’s face it, Dad’s communicate, live, and work differently from mothers. Since the beginning of time from the hunting and gathering period. At the end of the day we have to pray that we reach beyond the provider role so that the family unit can truly go in faith, wisdom, and understanding, and to rise above all challenges that come through adversity on a daily basis.
And Girl, we have to learn how to pray, laugh, and grow in the name of God and HIS beloved son Jesus. We cannot afford to get distracted in this season, when so many families are facing divorce, and children are going fatherless in this country. This is the time to really tap into the inner workings of these fathers and to truly help them along their parenting journey.
Eliminate any outside pressure:
What Dad will really need help with is having a day free from pressure. He will not have to worry about pressure from his demanding job, calls from his supervisors, pressing deadlines, overwhelming chores, and the never-ending hassles without rushing on this special day.
Invest in spending quality time together as a family screen free:
It is beyond important to spend quality time together as a family screen free:
We can get so caught up on YouTube videos, social media, television guilty pleasures, and the children working on their tablets that we lose focus on making memories that last a lifetime.
Challenge all of the members of the family to turn off their cell phones, tablets, and lap tops, and make time for conversation, catching up on hopes and everlasting dreams! Spend time in nature by going for a walk in the neighborhood, taking a trip to the lake, park, beach, and having an outdoor picnic. Get away from hectic home life, so you don’t get side tracked by any unfinished projects or responsibilities that could hinder spending quality time as a family.
Focus on him:
Give the best gift on the planet and that is the priceless gift of freedom of choice. Let him be the captain of the ship, and truly decide how he would like to spend his special day.Whether he chooses to nap all day, or to go watch his favorite sports team. He as full autonomy to create and design his ideal day. The focus is totally on him, to release any unneeded stress and anxiety, and to just be the loving father that you fell in love with many years ago, as the sole provider and head of the household.
Give him praise and gratitude:
Fathers love to feel abundantly appreciated. be sure to tell him all of the value that he brings to the household, and for being the rock that helps to keep the family together all during the year.The children can become very active during this time of praise and gratitude, by designing a Father’s Day card, and treating him to a loving Father’s Day breakfast. They can make a banner in his honor. You do not have to spend a lot of money on extravagant gifts. The everlasting love from your children is the best gift that any father could ever give this Father’s Day!