i am a new father

July 10, 2008 3:15am CST
i have very cute baby boy and he is 3 months old. can anyone give me important and valuable tips of experiences of how to be an ideal father? thank you..
5 responses
1 Aug 08
1) bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the lord. nothing you can do for your children is more important. teach them about their true creator, and they will not depart from him. 2) provoke not your children to wrath. be patient with them. be angry and sin not. 3) if you spare discipline with them, you will spoil them. God does not want your children spoiled. he wants them disciplined with love.(common mistake)! 4) make sure your children know you love them and that love does not depend on whether they obey and follow the rules. 5) time and attention!! my kids would rather have my time and attention and affection than anything else i can afford to offer. 6) teach them to pray. teach them that with prayer and God's help, they can overcome anything life throws at them. this advice only scratches the surface, the best resource book for life, love, marriage and family is the bible. hope this helped.
@alori61 (344)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I know this is an older post but you know I can tell you the most important thing you can do for your precious son is to make a vow and keep it to be there for him as he grows up. No matter what happens be there and be a part of his life from this day until the day you die. My son lost his daddy very suddenly when he was 10 but he still has found memories of his daddy and the examples he set for him even after 7 years. Make sure every day you let your boy know you love him, it will mean more then any gift you can give him, be a part of his life always
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
Man congratulations on your new baby! Anyway, my wife is 4 months pregnant now and I'm also nervous because this will be my first child. I'll be also needing those tips. I'll be reading it here so keep it coming guys...Thanks in advance.
@rsa101 (15574)
• Quezon City, Philippines
10 Jul 08
Congratulations!!! I am sure it is a pretty awesome feeling that you are experiencing try relishing every moment that is there because the first few days/weeks are the best feeling you will have. As for advice, bonding with your baby right now is the best time to be with. As you baby will grow if you are seen by your baby daily then that bond will grow. Constantly talk to your baby, no matter how young he is. Some other tips you will learn as he grows it is different experience in every father.
• United States
10 Jul 08
I think the most important thing would probably be patience.