What makes us better parents is not what’s in our pants. It’s the time we spend with our kids.
Why is it that we are so worried about the motherly instinct or how we as mothers are always looking out for our kids and have to do everything maternally possible for our kids? What about the fatherly instinct? Does it exist? Do they feel it?
Back in the day, fathers were only responsible for the money making, and most were hardly around through the important parts of their kids lives. It’s not the same anymore, dads are now just as involved in their kids lives as moms are (well, the one’s that actually stay).
I think that dads play a very important role in their kids lives and I do believe that they have paternal instincts! For one, dads build character, they are tougher and wilder, and while they seem like they are just the fun ones, they’re wildness helps kids in such a positive way. They seem to know exactly how rough to be, even if we (moms) may think it’s too rough sometimes, they are doing just enough.
I think dads bring a dynamic that us moms need to appreciate more, we can learn so much from them, especially with parenting! Think about it, we are ALWAYS worried about the negative things that “could” happen to our kids and we sometimes even stop our kids from doing certain things because of our fears. We can learn “letting go” from Dads. We can learn to just chill out sometimes and let our kids be.
What are your thoughts on the role that Dads play in the livelihood of our kids?