How to Persevere with Love as a Dad

Do your kids do things that really test your patience...and your love? It seems the older our kids get and the more independent they get it becomes more difficult to love.  Dirty dishes left out, coming in past curfew, disobedience, or outright rebellion is tough to deal with.

But to be an All Pro Dad, we have to persevere and keep loving our kids.  Here are five ways to persevere with love as a dad.

1. Remember. 

Remember, you still make mistakes and you are twice their age.

2. Reflect. 

Reflect back to when you were your children’s age to be more understanding.

3. Look in the mirror. 

Their mistakes can be learning opportunities and reveal your shortcomings as a dad.

4. Look for the good. 

Your kids will mess up, but don’t let that be your focal point or the only thing you talk about with them.  Look for the good they are doing.

5. Reward their mistakes with love.  

Sounds crazy, but it’s not.  When they mess up, be there to comfort and show understanding…not to condemn and tear them down.

Related Resource: The Love of a Father


How are you persevering with love as a dad?  Please tell us how in the comment section below.



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  • Gurgleplex 4 weeks ago
    Good Advice as always.  Easier said than done.
  • Alfonso Romo 10 months ago
    This is TERRIFIC, is a good program, my question is: this program is teaching in spanish? You have material in my language? my english is not very good.
    If possible send me information, thank you and GOD BLESS YOU coach Tony and team
  • Grnbaykwaps 3 weeks ago
    I have followed these top 10 as a father with my 4 children (2boys & 2girls). Things worked out just fine, they now have blessed me with 5 grandchildren. Today I'm repeating the 10 with a grandson who lives with me. His single parent mother and I try to follow all the rules without father he so needs to learn from! We take him to yearly All Pro Dad events and just love the whole day together!!!
  • James_lake 3 weeks ago
    I love this All Pro Dad!
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