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Here are some essential skills that fathers need to teach children

Children learn from their parents, but as a Father, you have the knowledge and abilities to pass on skills to your children that they might not learn anywhere else. You want to be there for your children and raise them properly. Although it is impossible to teach children every skill imaginable, there are some basic life skills that all parents can teach their children. It isn't just about learning to ride a bike, play a musical instrument, or drive a manual gearbox. These crucial life skills will assist your child in coping with the outside world and developing into a responsible, compassionate, and valuable member of society.

The Value Of Money

One thing schools don’t teach your children is how to handle money. Knowing when it’s okay to spend money and how to save money for the important things in life is important. Teach your children the importance of handling your money wisely, teach them how to balance a checkbook, how to do their taxes, and encourage them to save their money for something they want rather than spending it just because it’s there. It will take some time for them to grasp, but by the time they come to fend for themselves they will have valuable knowledge that will help keep them financially stable.

How To Defend Themselves Physically

The last thing any parent wants is for their children to get into a fight. However, no matter how well you raise your children, there’s no guaranteeing they won’t need to defend themselves at some point in their lives. Taking your children to learn a skill like jiu jitsu at gyms like the mma academy will not only give them skills to defend themselves if they need it, but also more confidence in themselves too. Of course, it’s important to teach your children not to go out looking for a fight, but these skills will help them hold their own if a bully does decide to pick on them. 

How To Defend Themselves Diplomatically Too

Physical violence is sadly the only option in too many situations. However, it is just as important to be able to solve problems through diplomacy and arguing a position verbally too. By teaching kids when to fight and when to talk you can save a lot of time, energy, and pain.

To Admit When They Are Wrong

Mistakes happen, and children make many mistakes as they grow - it’s how they learn! However, learning how to admit when you’re wrong is a valuable skill that can prevent unnecessary disagreements and makes you a bigger person. Even if it’s the smallest of mistakes, teach your children to admit when they are wrong and they will live a life that’s full of love and happiness rather than lies and deceit.

Perform Basic DIY

Finally, your children may not be too bothered about learning all of the DIY skills you know, but teaching them basic DIY will help them in many walks of life. Things like basic car checks, how to tighten a leaking pipe and how to use a hammer and a screwdriver will come in handy at some point in their lives. Plus, it gives you the chance to spend some quality time with your children while imparting wisdom on them that they don’t even know is important right now.


Teach your children these essential skills and your babies will grow up to be loving, sensible and respected members of society.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.