There comes a time in every Dad's life where he has to put down that wood-chopping axe, come inside and meet his family, get to know them a little and perhaps give his children some fatherly advice that they can impart on their own children. Preferably without leaving too many psychological scars. Perhaps you are or want to be the type of father that believes his actions speak louder than his words and so you live your life in the same way that you want your sons to live theirs. Maybe you sit beside them and kill civilians in GTA V, or watch Dexter or Game of Thrones together because your seven-year-old "really likes dragons." That sh*t isn't real, no matter what those parent-right advocates say... and your kids know it. You feel at the most, one of your sons might grow up to design video games himself or at the least, get a giant dragon tattoo on his face when he's 18. Being a Dad isn't easy. It's full of responsibilities. It's breakfast times and electric bills and school clothes and remembering not to swear in front of the children. It's learning the names of the Little Ponies and their inherent hierarchy or trying not to point out the inaccuracies of the Transformers while you watch the same shows time after time after time. Thankfully, this only goes on for about 15-25 years, depending on their financial circumstances and how much they hate you. Yet, despite all the grief that comes with being a Dad, there are some ways to make things easier. It's not a bad goal in life to make your children's lives a little better than your own was growing up. Dads remember certain rules that were taught to them by their fathers - some that they understand better now that they have kids of their own. Dads should also have the wisdom to realize some of the things their fathers did that were detrimental to their well-being (this should be evident if you are reading this in a prison). Parents have huge responsibilities and while most domestic homes are still run by mothers, fathers have an increasingly important role, too. A child's seething hatred can do great things, such as drive them towards great musical crescendos, to embarrassing rebellious social causes involving living in jungles, or under bridges coming up with witty sayings for cardboard signs. Here are 5 fictional fathers that would benefit greatly from a course in Parenting 101. Learn from their mistakes, okay?
Been there, done that but not too well. Continually financially restrained. Now (and still) lives in Western Canada and talks some hockey and parenting on ogieoglethorpe.blogspot.ca and watching trailers on 2minutemovies.blogspot.ca.