Pat Neely shares 3 wishes for young fathers

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Pat Neely of “Down Home with Neelys”  shares his wishes for young fathers.

As I approach Father’s Day and as I become older and become an empty nester, I have three wishes for young fathers or fathers that are in the prime of raising their kids and one wish is that even though a lot of the fathers now make big emphasis (or big emphasis is being put on) being a provider — they must understand balance. You must have balance when you are a father and a provider and what I mean by balance is that you take time out of your schedule to spend with your children.

My second wish would be that, and I always wish this for my children, is that I can provide a better opportunity for my children than I had. To me, that is how we further our generations, each generation should get better so my second wish is that we strive to provide a better opportunity for your children and not necessarily meaning from a materialistic standpoint; it may mean from just simply exposing them to a different environment, exposing them to different foods, exposing them to a different language, and/or providing a better opportunity for your children than you had.

And last but least, the biggest wish I have for fathers is set an example. Set an example as a man as to what it truly means to be a man. This requires constantly making sure that you lead by example — you know, if you open the door for your children’s mother, you’re treating your children’s mother with respect, you’re treating all women with respect. We as men, our women are queens and if we set that standard with our daughters, they will walk around feeling like queens and they will carry themselves on that level.

I tell you, if I could get the majority of the fathers to ban together with me on these three wishes, we gone be some pretty outstanding dads in a few years.

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