3 Quick Fixes To Become A Better Dad

  • Sometimes you want to…maybe need to…quickly improve as a dad.
  • There’s nothing wrong with a quick fix. Many of your best practices as a dad started as quick fixes that proved to work.
  • If you’re in need of a quick way to improve as a dad, try one of these three things:
    • Don’t think control…think connect.
      • Listen more. Ask more questions.
      • Spend more energy on your relationship with your child.
      • Spend less energy trying to control the outcomes in their lives.
    • Don’t think rules…think equations.
      • Less “Do this.” and “Don’t do this.”
      • More “If you do this, then this will happen.” Help your child understand there are positive and negative consequences to their actions.
    • Don’t think lecture…think lab.
      • Stop talking so much. Stop teaching your child about life.
      • Let your child experience life.
      • Give your child a safe place to do life…the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  • Thanks, Tim Elmore for sharing these three ways to better lead our child at North Point. See him talk about this here. And read about other better ways to lead your child here.
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