It is true when they say Father is a relation, dad is an emotion. The relationship of a father is evolving, his roles and participation in the traditional family has increased. He’s not only an added hand in the household but also an active parent wanting to participate in his kid’s upbringing. This basically leads to more involved and trust worthy bond between the dad and the kid thus building confidence and self-esteem, and in turn, learning how to be an engaged, supportive, and loving father to their children.
Today families are more diverse including love marriages, working parents, nuclear families, single parents, divorce couples, re-marriages, and inter-religious families leading to a drastic shift in both maternal and paternal roles.
Dad’s today want to be an integral part of their kid’s growing up days, ask them and they will tell you their father-son or father-daughter relationships differed widely from their experience with their own father. Changes in parenting styles have given men more options for responding to obligations as fathers, husbands or partners. Today's dad is less likely to automatically rely on his own childhood experiences for fatherhood guidance. With the constantly changing roles of dads, what worked well for his father 30 years ago, may not work at all with the complex and varied challenges modern fathers face. Here are few tips helping father’s in this new phase of their life: