To celebrate Father’s Day, Janice Kimber of The Lodge at BridgeMill asked residents for some fatherly advice to share with our readers.
When it comes to raising kids, remember to be a father, not a friend.
Love your country, but don’t trust your government.
I’d say, teach honesty. I worked for my Dad and I would say … ‘You need to do this, and you need to do that … “Dad would say, ‘You told me once, that’s all you need to say.”
Love your children and treat them equally.
Stay in contact with your kids, no matter what!
My Dad always said, ‘When it comes to money, a little leak can sink a big ship.
The decisions you make in life are yours, and you have to be ready to pay the price of those decisions no matter what they are.
Start young, get a job and always have a job, it pays more than just money. It gives you (among other things) self-confidence, social skills and real world experience. And read! You are, and will become a product of what you read. Read everything- it’s time well spent.
No matter what you want to do in life, be the best at it you can be.
I insisted all my daughters obtain marketable skills, not rely on a husband. They are very successful today.
My girls were fussing so I gave them a pan and told them to pick berries until they had enough to bake a pie. It took them hours and when they finished what I asked them to do, they weren’t fighting anymore. My advice – keep them busy!