Family is really important to us and, because you are reading this, I’m guessing it is also important to you. We spend a lot of our lives with family, and time spent can be filled with great memories or bad ones. We have more ability to influence the outcome of our lives than many people realize. People often think that they will intuitively will be great spouses or parents, that when the time comes, they will just “know” what to do, but in most cases that is simply just not true. Our belief systems, habits, and things we see modeled by others have a huge impact on what kind of spouse or parent we will become.
As parents we have an extremely important responsibility to prepare our children. Teaching, training, disciplining, encouraging, and helping our children get closer to their potential is the most important job we will ever have. Think about it, you are the only father or mother your child will ever have. Sometimes it may not seem like it, but they need you.