Blogger and Instagram influencer The Honest Dad shares his thoughts on what *really* makes a good dad...
I often get asked if I think I’m a good dad. Answering “yes” sometimes feels a bit awkward as I’m not totally sure. Considering I’m winging it for approximately 92% of the time, I think I’m doing alright, but to say confidently I’m a good dad doesn’t come easily to me. Do I tick all of the conventional parenting? Kind of. But I think it’s the more unconventional things that really make me a good dad.
I’ll do anything for my baby AND his mum
It’s a given right? You have a kid and they become your world…but it can fade. I think parenting can lose its proverbial shine and for me continuing to be a dad and husband above all else is of huge importance. I’m not saying you need to completely drop everything else in your life, but I think one of my strengths as a dad is that I take my responsibility seriously and not only that, now the baby isn’t a baby, I haven’t taken a step back.
There’s no exact formula for being the world’s best dad I don’t think; it’s more about making the time to be a dad and making sure you are making the most of it!
Do you agree with The Honest Dad? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!
Make sure you're following Mother & Baby on Instagram for relatable memes, inspiring stories and parenting hacks!
Have approx 60 seconds to spare? Why not join thousands of mums-to-be and start your very own Amazon baby wish list! They're absolutely free to create and perfect to send to the friends, aunties and your mum to make sure you're getting the baby products you really need... Click here!
For parenting tips, tricks and advice you can trust, click here to download a free digital issue of Mother and Baby magazine.