The importance of parents in the personal development of a child is very vital. How a child was upbrought, the circumstances they grew and the people around him/her mould them as a person he or she is. None of us will have a second opinion on how our parents influenced us while we grew up. On this international Father’s Day, let us talk about how our father influenced our life.

It is said that most boys and girls see fathers as their role models during development.  And girls search for the qualities of their father in their partner. Interesting, isn’t it?

It is so true that our first role model was our father only. And for many of us, he still is. He was our protector and a friend. He was our play partner and a motivator, and he continues to be, right?

He has a supreme role in our discipline, and how well-mannered and respectful we are. He taught us some of the important basic life skills including swimming, cycling, certain technical aspects and fixing basic stuffs.

Parenthood is not an easy job. Without the equal contribution from the mother and father, it would become a very hectic journey. On this Father’s Day, let us take some time to remember all the great things our father has done for us, how he impacted us. We have to understand, when he gets older, we have to switch roles and treat him as our child, the way he treated us once. Showing gratitude to our father in a sentence for all that he has done wouldn’t be enough.  Nothing can make up for his love and affection towards us, and we should never forget it whatever the circumstances are.

Utilize this Father’s Day to pour some extra love on him. He would love to feel special.  Greet him, give him a tight hug, gift him his favourite sweet or the wallet or watch of his choice.  Sit with him with a cup of tea or coffee and remember all those greatest moments you had with him in your childhood days. Small gestures make huge differences and it might make the day a memorable one for both of you.

Happy Father’s Day to all the cool dads.

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
– Clarence Budington Kelland


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