Fathering expert Dr. Kyle Pruett explains that fathers have a distinct style of communication and interaction with children. This diversity, in itself, provides children with a broader, richer experience of contrasting relational interactions. Whether they realize it or not, children are learning, by sheer experience, that men and women are different and have different ways of dealing with life, other adults and children. This understanding is critical for their development.
Fathers play differently. Fathers tickle more, they wrestle, and they throw their children in the air while mother says. Girls and boys both learn a healthy balance between timidity and aggression. Fathers build confidence. Go to any playground and listen to the parents. Who is encouraging kids to swing or climb just a little higher, ride their bike just a little faster, throw just a little harder? Who is encouraging kids to be careful?
A father's love is one of the greatest influences on personality development -- ScienceDaily
Mothers protect and dads encourage kids to push the limits. Either of these parenting styles by themselves can be unhealthy. One can tend toward encouraging risk without consideration of consequences. The other tends to avoid risk, which can fail to build independence and confidence. Together, they help children remain safe while expanding their experiences and increasing their confidence. Fathers communicate differently. A major study showed that when speaking to children, mothers and fathers are different. Men are not as inclined to modify their language for the child.
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Fathers discipline differently. Educational psychologist Carol Gilligan tells us that fathers stress justice, fairness and duty based on rules , while mothers stress sympathy, care and help based on relationships. Fathers tend to observe and enforce rules systematically and sternly, teaching children the consequences of right and wrong. Mothers tend toward grace and sympathy, providing a sense of hopefulness. Again, either of these disciplinary approaches by themselves is not good, but together, they create a healthy, proper balance.
Lesson 13: The Father’s Great Love (1 John 3:1)
Fathers prepare children for the real world. The new emphasis on home-centered gospel study and living and the resources that are provided by the Church are a great opportunity for lovingly preparing eternal families and individuals to meet and live with God. I promise that as we focus on our love for the Savior and His Atonement, make Him the centerpiece of our efforts to gather Israel on both sides of the veil, minister to others, and individually prepare to meet God, the influence of the adversary will be diminished and the joy, delight, and peace of the gospel will magnify our homes with Christlike love.
He taught me to love endlessly. When I do have friends over, he treats them like another one of his children, making sure that they always feel at home.
- Of course it is important to love your kids.;
- My Three Families!
- Everyday Power.
- Diablito: On a Mission from Gods;
- Wandering Hearts.
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