Thoughts From A Dad
Children are gifts, to which parents brought life
Treasures to cherish, keep from trouble and strife
Guide them and shape them, try to invest
Just how you raise them will aid their progress.
Tell them you love them is the number one rule
Never compare them to others, that’s certainly not cool
Be patient and listen it never does harm
Hugging them daily, makes them feel charmed.
Read them a story and broaden their mind
Encourage them daily for their own way to find
Leave them no doubt; you intend to always be there
That they’ll learn from mistakes so never show fear
Sitting and talking is how families have meals
Sharing life with your loved ones, is part of the deal
Chores give them value as part of your team
Talk them through problems, and give them esteem
Tell them hard work, not talent, is the true way to earn
Help them with homework you might even learn
Consequences come, as a result of an action
That time spent together is never distraction
Parenting’s not easy, with the odd stumble and fall
Remember simple stuff works like throwing a ball
Support and inspire them to chase all their dreams
Making good adults is the number one theme.
*Not everyone will agree and there are so many other thing that could be added.
Copyright © Mark Woods | Year Posted 2015