It’s Father’s Day.
Someone once said that the impression that children have of their fathers seems to change as they grow older.
According to them, the image of a father changes over time as follows:
4 years old — Dad can do anything.
7 years old —Dad really knows about lots of things.
8 years old — Who is higher, my dad or my teacher?
12 years old — Dad is ignorant of a lot of things.
14 years old — My father? There is a generation gap between him and me.
25 years old — Although I can understand my father… the older generation is past its prime.
30 years old — There is some truth in what you say, Father. But…
40 years old — Honey, let’s get my father’s opinion on this before we make a decision.
50 years old — My father was a respectable man.
60 years old — I would definitely go to him for advice if he were still alive.
What do you think?
There is an adage that many fathers hate to hear. It is the one that says, “The best way to teach children is to be a good example.”
Perhaps they hate to hear this because even though they try to help their kids lead good lives, giving them advice and telling them what to do, they have failed to live their own lives by that same advice and be a good model for their children. In this respect, they may feel sorry towards their children and have conflicting personal thoughts.
How about you?
Do you ever feel this way?
It’s Father’s Day.
If you are a father, I hope that on this day you will be able to relax and feel comfortable as a father.
Helpful tips for your everyday life
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— From USA Weekend
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