Father's

United States
September 15, 2006 8:36am CST
Do you think it's more important for a father to work over-time so their kids can have special things, or for him to take off early in order to watch their football games and dance recitals?
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14 responses
@Grrrwork (308)
• United States
18 Sep 06
I believe that love, time and affection is more important then any gift you can give a child, A child can have all the toys in the world and not truely be happy because they are not getting the attention and time they need from their parents
@ebberts (786)
• United States
15 Sep 06
I think it is more important to give the gift of your time and attention to your children. The times you spent together is what they will remember and cherish most. Yes they will also remember gifts but it won't be the gift they cherrish it will be the person who bought it and the reason they bought it for them that makes it cherrished. The things I cherrish most that I recieved from my parents weren't expensive things. They are the everyday things I use, Like the housecoat my mom bought me, because when I wear it I think of her. I know to buy things the children want now days cost alot, and parents just don't have the extra. Most children will remember that their parents worked hard to give them what they wanted, but gifts can be replaced and the love and attention of your parents is a gift that is never ending.
1 person likes this
• United States
14 Dec 06
I think the most imporant thing a father can do, is spend time with his kids. Items of material, are just that, nothing replaces a father's love and guidence, espeically when a child needs you most. Instead of working so much take some time to spend with your children
@heysimmi (451)
• India
29 Sep 06
Quality time matters
@1alyssa (758)
• United States
27 Sep 06
it is good to give your kids some little extra things but a child will be most benifited for the rest of their lives by the parent that is there for them there is so much a good parent being there has to offer their child and those memories are the ones the child is going to carry with them forever and pass on to their children
@hppygrrrl (419)
• United States
27 Sep 06
Forget the overtime, spend the time with your children...they do notice:)
• India
27 Sep 06
i am not a father . i am a bachelor. but i like my father the most in this world
@van123 (1288)
• India
20 Sep 06
no
@MrsFrizzle (1964)
• United States
20 Sep 06
I feel like there should be give and take to everything. Of course it would be nice if we all had a 9-5 job and where there for every single event our children are in. However money is always an issue. So I think both parents should occasionaly take the overtime but also make sure to make it almost all the time and still be around for their children
@Aali311 (6125)
• United States
20 Sep 06
I think spending time with his kids are more important than the material things. Make memories, they last a lifetime.
@coral999 (141)
• Australia
18 Sep 06
I came from an older generation when father's had no interaction with their children. It didn't occur to me I was missing anything because that's how it was then. But now I watch my grandchildren interacting lovingly with their father's I realize what I missed out on. It makes me feel full of love to see kids with their dads. This is the most important gift of all a dad can give.
@tishabest (602)
• Belgium
18 Sep 06
All a child needs is love and attention, material goods can't replace that. Having grown up in an underprivileged home myself knowing that my parents were there for me outweighed anything they could buy me.
@peetred (272)
• United States
18 Sep 06
Money is not everything. Now the attention of your father... nothing can replace that. You can never relive the times that you were gone and missed out on your kids.
@rainbow (6763)
15 Sep 06
I think it is important for dads to spend special time with their kids. Shrek works very hard and then we have a few days away spending as much time on their enjoyment as possible. He does tend to miss school events and hospital appointments because of work but I think days out and holidays help make up for it. Let's face it school car boot or day out to Flamingo Land to see the Giraffes - no contest really.