Fathers are everyday heroes.
Children who are close to their fathers display more advanced problem solving, higher IQs and better quantitative and verbal abilities. Studies show they exhibit greater empathy, get along better with friends and are more independent.
In the spirit of Father’s Day, here is some timeless fatherly advice from some great dads I know well:
1. Say “I don’t know” when you don’t know.
2. Never be the last to leave a party.
3. Know how to cook at least one good thing.
4. Bragging is never cool.
5. Bathroom humor is always funny.
6. Don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like dogs.
7. Know when and how to say you’re sorry.
8. Find your own luck.
9. Recognize what makes you uniquely strong.
10. Everyone you meet knows something you don’t know.
11. Make changes, not excuses.
12. Don’t expect other people to change.
13. Only boring people get bored.
14. Be generous.
15. Stick up for the underdog.
16. Don’t swear.
17. Ask yourself: Will I be proud of this decision tomorrow?
18. It’s nice to be important. But it’s more important to be nice.
19. Play one sport, one card game, and one board game very well.
20. Clean up after yourself.
21. Choose your friends wisely.
22. Never offend. Unintentionally.
I wish you all the best,
Dr. Samantha Boardman