Top Traits of a Superhero Dad

Dads are not always fun. Sometimes they bore us to snores. Sometimes they’re bossy. Aren’t these super-mean sentiments sometimes directed towards super-powerful beings?

The truth is, dads are superheroes.

We often fight to keep our families safe. We smile in the face of life’s monsters. We show compassion, love, and empathy when things are bleak.

It’s time for you as a father to prove critics wrong. It is time to show that SUPERHERO part of you.

Here are some of the tips that can help you become a superhero dad.

1. Make Time for Your Kids

You don’t have to wear underwear outside your pants to become a superhero father. Spend your free time with your family, have road trips with them, or take them to places they can have fun.

The little things you do by being around your kids makes you a real superhero. You might not feel or think about it, but in the minds of your kids, you are superhuman!

2. Give Hope in the Face of Adversity

Super dads know how to turn a bad story into a good one. Sometimes, everything seems to go awry. As a father, rising from the lows at the time when all the odds are against you means a lot to your family.

Super dads know how to make a scarier world a happy place for their kids. When life storms surge, as a dad, you keep your family cushioned from the strong waves and winds. You make sure your family stays safe as the storm passes.

3. Super-Fathers Make Fun and Humor

Did you know by just playing with your baby or toddler, you build billion of neuron connections in your child’s brain? It’s exciting. Every single interaction you have with your kids nurtures their brain growth.

Great fathers scare villains with their super-snores. They play with their kids, buy them chocolate and ice cream, and crack super-funny jokes.

Most fathers are known to be strict and with no sense of humor. But being a hero means breaking the norm and expressing your lighter side.

By doing this, you create avenues for building solid relationships with your kids. The moment you start playing, making jokes and being around when the kids need you, is the time you become a super father.

4. Heroic Dads Dump Chauvinism

Fatherhood is the difference between men and boys. A super-father changes nappies, respects his wife and cherishes his kids.

As a daddy, you can always keep your ego down to accommodate contribution from your partner and children.

Allowing your family to be part of key family decisions goes a long way in making you the ‘Batman’ of your family.

5. Great Dads are Super-Supportive 

Teach your kids basic life skills. Support them in what they love – soccer, rugby, baseball, ballet, art, etc. Provide them with tools and time they need to explore what they love most. Supporting your kids in things they enjoy makes you a great dad.

It’s time for you to become a superhero dad by bonding with your kids, expressing your lighter side, and becoming part of their childhood experiences.

About the author, James

Thank you for joining me for the Positively Dad journey! My name is James Shaw and I'm a husband and father. I live in the Tampa Bay area with my wife, Terri and our young daughter, Naomi. The goal with Positively Dad for us to think, learn and grow. It's easy to get caught up in the day to day and miss opportunities to become amazing fathers. I trust that the conversations we have on Positively Dad will help you see that fatherhood is truly a journey and that we are better together than figuring it all out on our own.

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