how to be a great father

How to Grow Into a Great Father

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The best fathers understand they are there to help their children grow and be the best they can be.

When I started my coaching career as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers, I had a lot to learn. The road to the podium at the Super Bowl with the Colts didn’t happen overnight. I learned from experience and great head coaches like Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, Denny Green, and Marty Schottenheimer. I grew gradually into a head coach and had many failures and painful moments on the way. The important thing is I continued to get better.

Fatherhood is similar. When you first become a dad, you have little idea what you’re doing. But if you keep learning and investing in your kids, you grow into a great dad. This is how to be a great father.

The best fathers understand they are there to help their children grow and be the best they can be. Sometimes what that takes is humility.

Humility

I believe none of us is the ultimate one in charge of our lives and families. God has put us here to direct the family and we need to look to Him for direction and wisdom. So my personal goal as a dad is to grow in humility by walking behind the Lord and taking direction from Him.

Earn some points: Are you married? If so, share this iMOM article with your wife: 7 Simple Ways to Be a Great Mom.

Sound off: How else do dads need to grow in order to be great fathers?

Huddle up with your kids and ask, “What do you think it means to be humble?”