A man who is a great dad for his daughters has spoken out to explain how it is that being a father can be a daunting task, and how the best way to deal with it is to work at it.
The dad-to-be spoke to FourFourtwo ahead of a special Father’s Day episode of The One Show.
“A lot of dads want to be great dads because they know they are good fathers,” the father, who goes by the name “Travis”, told the channel.
“But there are some things that we can learn and some things we can’t.
We don’t need to become a super-athletic athlete to be an amazing dad.
It’s just that sometimes we need to work to improve ourselves.”
It’s hard to find the right words for being a dad, but Travis is determined to change that.
“It’s not about being a perfectionist.
We need to make sure we’re learning what we can and what we shouldn’t,” he said.”
We need to focus on how we get the best from the time we’re around our kids.
We’ve got to learn how to be parents, but we also need to know that we’re good dads.
We’re just not perfect.”
For the first time in years, the One Show has a special episode where dads talk to their daughters about their dads.
The father-to be explained that it is important for the family to bond as a family.
“You can’t let them know you’re proud of them.
You have to show them love.
You can’t be like a mother.
You’ve got your hands full and you’ve got work to do,” he explained.”
Don’t just look at their faces, but look at how you treat them and how you love them.”
Travis also said that fathers need to be aware of how they behave in public.
“Be mindful of your words and your behaviour.
You should always be polite.
If you’re a little bit rude, then you’re going to get away with it.
Don’t get upset with your children.
Be kind to them.
If your child’s on a phone or tablet, you don’t want them to be using your phone.
You want them using it for things that are important to them,” he advised.
The channel also spoke to dads about how they can take pride in being a good dad, and why it is so important to be on time for work.
“The best thing to do is to always get home on time,” the dad said.
“The best part is that when you do that, you’re not going to feel like you’re getting a raw deal.”
“It will all just be worth it, when you get home and you know your daughter’s okay,” he added.
The One Show is a channel that aims to bring together the voices of dads in Australia and across the globe.
“There’s a lot of fathers out there that are just like Travis.
You see the dads on TV, but there’s a lack of dads on radio,” he told FourFourSecond.”
That’s why we want to help fathers and to give them a platform.
You get to talk to dads and dads will have a platform to talk.””
I’m proud of my dad.
I’m proud that he is a good father, but I’m not proud of the way he’s treated my daughters.”