Why Dads Should Stop ‘Babying’ Their Kids

Why Dads Should Stop ‘Babying’ Their KidsThe world has recently celebrated Father’s Day and most of us have taken time to go out with our dads and show our love and appreciation for them. Of course, for the previous weeks, we have been bombarded with tips on what to buy for the occasion. But if we were to ask our dads about what they really wanted for a present, would they really choose among an array of stereotyped daddy presents or opt for the intangible things instead?

‘Change in attitude’

Maybe our dads don’t really need the new neckties, the geekiest gadgets, the poshest clothes, or the dorkiest tools for Father’s Day. Maybe deep inside, what they really want (and need) is a change in attitude for their kids. Looking at the direction that today’s generation is headed for, I am quite convinced that’s what we really need right now.

Most of us have been raised by authoritarian parents who weren’t afraid to inflict punishment and discipline, that when we became parents, we have opted to become the opposite of that. We have befriended our kids to the point that they already have little regard for our authority as parents. That is why kids nowadays are the ones exerting authority on their parents.  Children nowadays have become self-entitles, spoiled, rebellious, violent, and insensitive. They think their parents should serve them and that they don’t have to care for their parents.

‘Role model’

While showing love and compassion on kids is not bad, dads should also balance out his function as the father. Dads, help your kids prepare for their future. Instead of them making demands on you, try exerting a few demands on them so that they will be motivated to strive on their own and to earn what they think they are entitled to. Try enforcing rules and limitations and expose them to different experiences that can teach them valuable life lessons. Teach them to care for their siblings and parents, too. Stop making them feel as if you are scared of disciplining them. Teach them to become good citizens and good persons in general. Of course, do all these with love.

It’s not easy being a father. Dads will also feel the roller-coaster emotion of raising a child and keeping the family together. Add to that the demand of working to make ends meet, and you’ve got a real challenge for the fathers of today’s time. This is why dads should strive all the more to function as real dads so that when it’s their kids’ turn to become parents, they will have a role model to look up to.

How do you show your love and appreciation for your dad? Feel free to share your thoughts with us!

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Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert Fined $75K For Vulgar Postgame Remarks

Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert Fined $75K For Vulgar Postgame RemarksDuring an interview after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, a 91-77 win for the Indiana Pacers, Roy Hibbert made two controversial comments, the first being a gay slur and the second an expletive when criticizing the media. Hibbert was later fined $75,000 for his statements, per Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.

‘Will not be tolerated’

Commissioner David Stern expanded on his decision to fine the former Georgetown Hoya, per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated:

David Stern: “While Roy has issued an apology, which is no doubt sincere, a fine is necessary… to reinforce that such offensive comments will not be tolerated by the NBA.”

‘Disrespectful and offensive’

Hibbert later issued an apology for his comments, via NBA.com:

I am apologizing for insensitive remarks made during the postgame press conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night. They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views. I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television. I apologize to those who I have offended, to our fans and to the Pacers’ organization. I sincerely have deep regret over my choice of words last night.

Hibbert has been sensational against the Miami Heat, topping 20 points in each of his past five games (19 in Game 1). More importantly, he has protected the rim with supreme efficiency, keeping the likes of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade out of the paint.

Are you a fan of the Indiana Pacers? What do you think of Roy Hibber’s controversial postgame remarks — tolerable or unforgivable?


Source: Maxwell Ogden, Bleacher Report

Image: CBC Sports