Are you a hero to your children? If not have you ever wondered why? Our Children are looking for us. They want to know that we are there for them. They do not want our left over attention, they want us to listen to them, to take them out somewhere or just lay with them.
Being a hero to our children is easy. We need to be the ones they can lean on. We need to let them know that they are our priority. After work let us take an hour of our time for them. I know that when we get home we are tired and all we want to do is sit down and relax, but if we spend an hour with our child just listening them then we can show them how they are a priority.
I have a two little girls and I spend time having a tea party with them. They think we are playing but they open up and tell me what is going on. I have a 19 year old who opens up by me watching her shows with her.
Now if you have a son of course this will not work, but you can take them fishing or throw the ball around or find something they like to do. Just by spending time with them you become their hero because they have someone to spend time with, and someone who will listen.
While finding the time to do this may seem like the hardest thing it is not. The hardest thing to do is going to be to actively listen and finding the words that will guide them in the way that leads them to productive instead of destructive.
Children crave our time and attention; they want us to be part of their life. As our children grow older this task becomes harder. If you have a teen and are just starting I have good news it is not too late, but it will be harder. However, I beseech you to not give up.
Your teen will fight you at first, but don’t argue about it, don’t push just keep trying and they will come around. Think about this you have spent you time elsewhere so this is what they are use to, so it will take time, and the best way to show their importance to you is going to take persistence.
I hope that you find the time to be a hero to your family, and be a man of courage.