Most Fathers find it challenging to find a balance in their family lives while at the same time being proactive at work. According to Pew Social Trends study, 85% of fathers strive to share full parenting responsibilities with their spouses.
Here are helpful tips in balancing a successful career while being a loving father:
- Stick on your schedule
Ensure you finish all the days’ task before your shift ends since it will give you the best chance to have more family time.
- Time management
When you can control how much time spend on specific activities, you improved efficiency and productivity. This means that you are less stress and will lead you to more success and gives you extra time to spend in your daily life.
- Set a priority
Put your family first. Juggling a number of roles and goals in life is a challenge but enjoying a healthy relationship with family can contribute to your overall success.
- Be in Time for Dinner
According to Child Trends, a leading research organization, family dinners build a stronger family relationships. Young children who grow up with family dinners tend to be happier and healthier.
- Reserve your weekends
When a father spends more time with his children, the more he knows them better. Family bonding events are also a great way for kids gaining self-worth.
- Have an open relationship with your kid/s
Making a habit of displaying interest in their well-being will make them be more open with their personal problem. It reinforces mutual respect and strengthening family bonds.
- Make a family calendar and celebrate special events
Keep track of everything from PTA meetings to mini vacations to movie dates with your wife and kids. This practice can instill a sense of meaning and significance for children.
- Your kid will always look up to you
You play a major role in how your children turn out to be. Challenge yourself to have the positive things you can show to your kids.
- Listen to what your kids’ interests and likes
When a parent engages with their children’s activities, they will learn easily. By giving your undivided time and attention your family will feel valued and a good way of developing self-esteem.
- Discipline with love and separate work from home
Leave thoughts at work. When at home, focus on family matters.
According to a report in “Fathers and Their Impact on Children’s Well-Being“:
“Even from birth, children who have an involved father are more likely to be emotionally secure, be confident to explore their surroundings, and, as they grow older, have better social connections.”
Numerous studies find that an active and nurturing style of fathering is associated with better verbal skills, intellectual functioning, and academic achievement. Fathers really can contribute greatly to his child’s emotional and social development.
The key is to have a work-life balance. Make an effort to manage your time and energy to things that really matter.