27 Treasures of Fatherly Advice for My Kids

27 Treasures of Fatherly Advice to My Kids

A father’s advice begins the moment you are born. As I hold you for the first time and every second thereafter I share what wisdom I have gained in hopes to make your life better and more vibrant. Not to give you a better life than me, but to give you the best life possible for you. Advice is sprinkled throughout your life, in so many ways; you will hear me tell you all there is to know, you will see my advice in action, and you will experience it all. The first advice I gave you, the moment you were born was to love.

   Proverb 4:1

 

A father’s advice begins the moment you are born. As I hold you for the first time and every second thereafter I share what wisdom I have gained in hopes to make your life better and more vibrant. Not to give you a better life than me, but to give you the best life possible for you. Advice is sprinkled throughout your life, in so many ways; you will hear me tell you all there is to know, you will see my advice in action, and you will experience it all. The first advice I gave you, the moment you were born was to love.   

Love God: Luke 10:27

  • Always have faith in Him
  • Know that He loves you.
  • Life is full of bumps and bruises and, though hard to believe, I will not always be there to help you through, but God will.
  • See beauty everywhere
  • Share God’s love, but don’t hit people over the head with it.

Love Yourself: Proverbs 19:8  

  • You are perfect, even when you are not.
  • Be who you are and become what you want to become.
  • Stay strong and independent.
  • Keep your body and mind healthy
  • Don’t rely on other’s opinion concerning your looks or worth.
  • When you say ‘no’ mean it and when you say ‘yes’ show it.
  • Your dreams are priceless
  • Talent is good, hard work is better.
  • When you fall down, stand up.
  • Don’t stop reading and learning.
  • Keep singing.(even if it is not out loud)

Love Others: Mark 12:31

  • Show compassion and empathy.
  • Offer forgiveness
  • Share your talents.
  • Give to others and the community. Money is nice but sacrificing time is more valuable.
  • Some people will hurt you, but find a way to love them anyway.
  • Don’t push away the people who care for you.
  • If you want to lead, then show them how it is done and get in there and help.
  • Don’t judge (unless you become a judge)
  • Encourage and compliment  
  • Find ways to make people smile.
  • Use your words and actions to say ‘I love you.’

Do you remember hearing some of this advice; like when you came to me and said, ‘I want to be an occupational therapist’ and the next day ‘I want to be a farmer?’ I always responded ‘you can become what you want to become.’

Or you may recall seeing me give my time to others, like when I volunteered as a date for the Joy Prom.

I hope you experienced most of this advice, like when you failed and kept trying. Of all the advice I gave and you experienced, my desire is that you never forget this- love.

 

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John

John is a husband, father and teacher. His passion is to help fathers raise their children by sharing his own experiences while following a biblical worldview. Master Lego builder and tea party host. The greatest, most rewarding role a man can have is that of a father.

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