25 New Year Resolutions to Make You a Better Father

25 New Year Resolutions to Make You a Better Father

Lose weight, get organized, spend less, learn something new, we attempt the same old resolutions year after year. Time for a better New Year’s resolution.  

Almost half of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, according to research. 8% are successful. Want to be a person who achieves their goal? Follow these guidelines to set yourself up for New Year’s success.

This year let’s set a challenge that will not only better ourselves but our entire family.  

2 Corinthians 13:7

It is time to make a resolution to be a better father. There is always room to improve our relationships with the ones we love the most. So in addition to working out and finally getting the garage organized, pick one or two or ten of these resolutions to make yourself a better father.

25 New Year’s Resolutions for Fatherhood

  1. Take 5 minutes a day to listen to one of their stories about their day
  2. Eat dinner (or any meal) together
  3. Turn off technology for a day
  4. Brush or comb your kid’s hair each day
  5. Help with the bedtime routine (brush their teeth, give them a bath, etc)
  6. Read one book or chapter a day to them (or have them read one to you)
  7. Take them on a date once a month
  8. Read the Bible for 5 minutes a night
  9. Pray together
  10. Attend church weekly
  11. Go to the park or play outside once a week
  12. Start a family game night once a week
  13. Color, draw or do crafts together weekly
  14. Cook with them
  15. Go for a walk regularly
  16. Attend their games, plays, recitals
  17. Help with homework nightly
  18. Take them to school
  19. Eat lunch at school with them
  20. Attend Parent/Teacher conferences
  21. Coach their team
  22. Support their mom
  23. Tell them you love them at least once a day
  24. Give them a compliment a day
  25. Hug and kiss them every day

This is not an exhaustive list, just a few ideas to get you thinking. Do you have any others to add? It does not matter how you build the relationship as long as you attempt to all year long. Time to make connections that will have a lasting impact.

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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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