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from children's book author Lance Waite
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Children's book storyA Day with My Dad and A Day with My Dad at The Beach
The title alone says a lot to a child. The world of a child is made up of very few people and very few contacts with people, at their young age of 2 or 3 and many times even to 6 or 8 years old.
Of those people they want to know, to spend time with, their father is the most important, often because we work and are away from them so much of the time. This story book shows your children how you as a parent really do value the time you spend with them. By reading it to them and sharing it with them, they will believe and realize that it is important to you to spend time with them.
It describes a day or a moment in time that they can relate to. It tells the children, from a young age, that it is ok to ASK to spend time with their father, with their parents. It gives them the idea of what they might want to do with their parents on that special day. Without conjuring up these images for them through these stories, a child may never know what would sound like fun to them or how fun spending a day with their dad might be.
Father's have nothing to lose and everything to gain from spending time with their daughters, with their sons. We have so much to learn from them. If we really try to see the world through their eyes, what they see, what questions they have about what they see, how much fun it can for us to share in their imaginations, we would discover ourselves and become part of the shaping of our children's personalities and their view of the world around them.
By introducing our children to the world around them, how big it is, how diverse it is, we are giving them the tools to deal with the "little" things, the little problems, they will undoubtedly encounter in their world, their school or at their friends house when you are not around.
One of the most important things we can do as fathers, as parents, is give our children a self identity, a foundation of self that is solid and built on a world larger than our everyday life. In a larger world, the problems of a smaller everyday world seem less intense, less overwhelming. We need to over-exaggerate our feelings of love for them. We need to over emphasis the importance to us of spending time with them, doing something that they are truly interested in doing. Make sure your total attention is on them when taking this time with them. They know the difference and it won't be nearly as important if you are answering your phone or texting someone while out with them.
In addition to the lessons the simple stories A Day with My Dad bring to light, just reading to your children EVERY night before bed can be valuable on many levels for them and for you. A Day with My Dad and A Day with My Dad at The Beach are terrific lessons with beautifully illustrated stories about parental relationships with their children, don't miss the opportunity to share these stories with your children.
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