Your kid is sitting in the dirt playing with rocks or…watching Netflix or…playing backyard football in the rain or…FaceTiming with a friend or…doing homework or…
How do you know if you’re being a successful dad?
If you define success one of these ways, you’re not going to be successful:
Your kid is happy. If your kid’s emotions determine your success, well, good luck with that.
Your kid has more than you did when you were young. Whenever stuff is your measure of success, you will never have enough stuff.
Your kid gets to experience everything that comes their way. Experiences are great and often create memories. But too many experiences can create kids who do not know how to be content with normal life.
Your kid tries to be perfect. When your goal is an imaginary goal, you will miss it every time.
If you define success one of these ways, you’re going to be successful:
Your kid is living out the values you fight for in your family.
Your kid is moving towards independence when they reach 12th grade.
Your kid is not stressed out by the pressures of school, athletics, relationships, creative arts, work, home life, etc.