The happy father

Hey everyone! If you are here to hear about the trials and tribulations of a father with two young boys, then you have come to the right place. Since I have already disclosed what I think it is the most important thing for me at this time in my life, you may have guessed that this blog will be about parenting and what exactly means to be a parent in this day and age.

po1 For starters, I honestly think that being a father implies a lot of responsibility. It is not only about the fact that I have to make sure that my two young boys have everything they need for survival, such as shelter, food and clothing, but also about how important is to be present as a parent in your kids’ lives. Raising kids is an important labor of love, and one cannot exist without the other. It may be hard work at times, but it is something I would do over and over again, because I care about my kids more than I care about myself.

po2 I grew up in a loving family and I want to make sure that my kids are getting the same wonderful help, love and care from me as I did growing up. Times are changing, and now parents are found trapped between all kinds of chores and working long hours, that their time for kids seems to be reduced to only a few minutes a day at best. This is not the type of father I want to be. I want to be there to lend a listening ear to my kids, since I don’t want them to grow raised and educated by strangers. I know for a fact that the foundation of good discipline and education starts at home, and this is what I want and need to offer my kids.

There are many rewards for good parenting, but sometimes, you need to take decisions that are more difficult than the rest. For instance, when discipline is required, I must clench my teeth and do what is right, no matter how much my kids beg. I know that I must not give in, or else they will just grow into becoming overindulged adults that are not good at anything involving their lives. Reinforcing good habits has its own rewards, though, and I know that while I may seem to be too harsh at times, my kids will be thankful to me, as they grow up.