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My father is my best friend, my role model, and my boss. When I do something that is exciting and he likes it, it feels thrice as good as you can imagine. As a teenager, my father has been a source of hope and inspiration to me. He’d always say, son it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’

According to wikipedia, a father is the male parent of a child. My father though late has been and will remain my life hero. My father during his life time was an awesome dad who deserved a medal.

He brought me into this world and has done everything in his power to make my life better. He kept his family together and stayed strong against all odds. The importance of having a father(a caring one as mine) cannot be over estimated in the life of any child.

The value fathers add to the upbringing of their children through protection, spending spare time with them, teaching them self-esteem and putting their interest first and always are awesome and fascinating. In the words of Parvesh Sharma, “As a dad, one of your main roles is that of a protector”. There are many ways a dad can perform this function. The protective function of fathers are not limited to safety; child-proof your home, this teaches the kids good habits, set a good example by not talking why eating, make sure they don’t use their play toys or talk as well .

Again, financial protection is also important: take life insurance, car insurance, an emergency fund, and make a will. Little wonder the saying, ‘where there is a will there a way’ has never been disputed. September 14th,2007 memory still remains fresh in me. It was two days after my dad’s burial and time to read his will. I was amazed how dad shared all his properties amongst us(his children) evenly and this put to an end perceived and unforseen dangers.

Dad’s will alone added much value that mine children will benefit from. Yes! I will never fail to write a will for them. When kids have a dad who spends much time with them, undeniable values are added to the kids already. Little wonder, Clarence Budington Kelland said, ‘my father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.

Children learn easily what they see you do and having a father with good morals and principles is a blessing. I don’t smoke today because I never see my dad smoke before. My childhood friend, Zubby is a smoke addict but in several occasions have failed to lure me into smoking. Having a father increases the self esteem of every child.

This is true because every father value his child, spends time with him/her, talk and listen to him, praise the things he/she doed, teach him (not telling him/her) how to be competent. Every human being has a hierarchy of values – things that are important to them in their life. Whatever we perceive as most missing becomes most important to us and therefore valuable. We think about, dream about, visualise about, talk about and spend time, energy and money on the things which are highest on our values. Our life clearly demonstrates what is most important to us at any moment in time. Having a dad who puts his child’s interest first and always helps to create a sense of value in the child. Indeed, father’s love is so tender,kind and corrective.

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them because father’s love unite us. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY WORLD AND TO MY DAD FIGURE, UNCLE IZUCHUKWU OBIADI.

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