June 20th is Father's Day, and dads should definitely celebrate with their families. Families could take Dad for a free Father's Day meal from Texas de Brazil or Spaghetti Warehouse or watch some World Cup soccer on television or anything as a family: Togetherness is the key.
At some point, Dad, you'll be alone for a while. If you're up for a little bit of self-evaluation, Carey Casey of the National Center for Fathering suggests a Father's Day Review in his book, Championship Fathering. His mantra is "Loving, Coaching, and Modeling", which he repeats throughout the checklist. Below is part of the checklist from the book:
Part I: Evaluation of This Year
What have I learned and practiced about loving my children and their mother this year?
What have I learned and practiced about coaching my children this year?
What have I learned and practiced about modeling for my children this year?
What other children have I encouraged this year?
Part II: Planning for Next Year
In what specific ways will I pursue improvement in loving my children and their mother next year?
In what specific ways will I pursue improvements in coaching my children next year?
In what specific ways will I pursue improvement in modeling for my children next year?
What other children will I encourage in the coming year?
On this Father's Day, take time to evaluate yourself over the past year and plan for the next year. Then get back to letting everyone tell you how great you are!
For More Information:
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