This post is an extension of what I wrote about yesterday but is an important topic and one that needs to be emphasized.
A father wears many hats. He is a husband. He is a father. He is generally the bread winner. He is a coach. He is an expert. The common thread and the theme that ties it all together is that a father is a role model for his children. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough. Children predominantly learn their behavior at home when they are young, This is the foundation for how they will treat people, see people, act and look at the world. While no person is perfect, a father must do all he can to teach their children to have good values, good morals, and be a good person. If you as a father are not there (for whatever reason), your child loses out on a significant role model during their early development.
If our children are forced to find a role model on television or on social media, a father has not fulfilled his duties. And worse, the people making headlines in the news everyday should not be someone your child looks up to. They are not good people - they are simply folks who garner attention for whatever nonsense antics they engage in.
Your child should always want to come to you, as a father, first. Make sure to be there when they do.