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6/14/14 7:43 PM
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With father's day tomorrow here's my two tips. Wrestle with your kids they love it and learn from it.put down your phone tablet controller or whatever and listen to them talk about their day. What are yours Phone Post
6/14/14 7:45 PM
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jpt123 - With father's day tomorrow here's my two tips. Wrestle with your kids they love it and learn from it.put down your phone tablet controller or whatever and listen to them talk about their day. What are yours Phone Post
Voted up! Great reminder! Phone Post 3.0
6/14/14 8:07 PM
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My son is a little over 1.5 years old we can't talk but tomorrow were watching WWE network all day and he will go over me clean for the 1 2 3

:) Phone Post 3.0
6/14/14 8:08 PM
12/15/13
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New dad here. In for tips! Phone Post 3.0
6/14/14 8:09 PM
5/30/09
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Teach them to be kind and have manners, but don't let them be whiney little pussies. Phone Post 3.0
6/14/14 8:10 PM
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Also never forget you're their dad first; their friend second.
6/14/14 8:12 PM
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MyUnclesCreepy - My son is a little over 1.5 years old we can't talk but tomorrow were watching WWE network all day and he will go over me clean for the 1 2 3

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My son is currently the United States Trampoline Champion Belt holder in my household. He's 5 and I will, I WILL get my revenge. :)

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6/14/14 8:12 PM
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1.5 year old just take them outside as much as possible. They love it it and it will relax you Phone Post
6/14/14 8:13 PM
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6/14/14 8:25 PM
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NFABeeJay -
MyUnclesCreepy - My son is a little over 1.5 years old we can't talk but tomorrow were watching WWE network all day and he will go over me clean for the 1 2 3

:) Phone Post 3.0
My son is currently the United States Trampoline Champion Belt holder in my household. He's 5 and I will, I WILL get my revenge. :)

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Do this for a sure victory

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6/14/14 10:49 PM
12/18/09
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Don't give up on a girl just because she is girly/ not a tomboy. Treat them like you would a boy and see what happens. My girl is into clothes and shoes but also judo and surfing. Just because your kid has a pussy doesn't mean they have to be a pussy. Phone Post 3.0
6/15/14 12:50 AM
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My son and I watched 2 hours of Avatar tonight... He was lonely. It was great. He never watches TV anymore. Puberty will not ruin all of this for him I hope.
6/15/14 1:50 AM
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6/15/14 2:13 AM
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I will do the same thing I do every year, I will ask my children what I have to do to be a better father in the year ahead. I am sure to be on my best behavior for a few days before I ask this question, and I make sure I have a large chocolate bar peeking out of my pocket.

6/15/14 2:45 AM
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Be their father first, friend second. Phone Post 3.0
6/15/14 2:50 AM
11/28/11
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Great advice gentlemen, stay calm be patient.

Be that goofy bad, dance, sing, make those memories Phone Post 3.0
6/15/14 2:55 AM
9/24/06
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Young children can be taught sign language that will allow them to communicate before they are able to talk. I did this with my kids, and was able to start communicating with them very early. The most amazing part is when they start combining signs and making up their own words.
6/15/14 2:57 AM
4/4/02
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As a non-father, if my advice means anything...

Your kid is going to have a dream. And like most kids' dreams, its going to be something crazy, absurd, and almost unattainable to anyone who tries. Kids dream big. Let them chase their dream. Support them. Most kids aren't going to end up playing in the NFL or NBA, wrestling for the WWE, playing in an awesome/successful band, be an astronaut, being an artist, etc etc. But encourage them and let them try, so that when/if they fall short, its on them.

As a whole, my parents were great parents. They were straight shooting, no nonsense types, and they thought my 2 dreams were dumb. Odds are, even if I chased my dreams, there's only like a 0.001% chance I wouldve accomplished either. But my parents let me know how unrealistic my dreams were at a young age and effectively killed my drive for either of them during the years where it would have been achieveable.

While I know its unlikely I would have ever accomplished either...there's always been a hole in my heart for never having tried. Unfortunately, its too late for those things, so I'll live the rest of my life with that hole in my heart. Phone Post 3.0
6/15/14 3:17 AM
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MMFT - ^I agree with MushroomHead. If my Father had taken an interest in my activities, it would have made such a huge difference for me. I've wished so many times he pushed me more in school or sports. Not that my set backs are his fault, just something I've thought about often.
To be fair, my parents pushed me in those things. But what I was trying to say is that I wish my parents pushed me towards the things/dreams I wanted to accomplish in life, and not just pushing me in the things they thought were important. Phone Post 3.0
6/15/14 3:50 AM
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I have 3 girls and have played many hours of barbies and princesses and love every minute of it..... No homo Phone Post 3.0
6/15/14 3:51 AM
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jpt123 - With father's day tomorrow here's my two tips. Wrestle with your kids they love it and learn from it.put down your phone tablet controller or whatever and listen to them talk about their day. What are yours Phone Post
Catch myself on the phone too much sometimes. You got to listen to your kids Phone Post 3.0
6/15/14 4:32 AM
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Mike_in_CA - I have 3 girls and have played many hours of barbies and princesses and love every minute of it..... No homo Phone Post 3.0
I have purple toe nails. Phone Post 3.0
6/15/14 6:47 AM
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The best gift you can give your children is your time. Phone Post 3.0
6/15/14 8:48 AM
5/25/13
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I have a 3yr old daughter and a 1yr old son and the best advice I can give is no matter what you are doing, if your child asks you to watch them do something or "come here daddy" always say YES! Reason being that is a new memory you will make with them. Reading texts or social media on your phone or watching some bs tv show is nothing compared to the opportunity to make memories with your children. Just my 2 cents..... Phone Post 3.0
6/15/14 9:18 AM
5/30/04
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Bick Koxer - Don't give up on a girl just because she is girly/ not a tomboy. Treat them like you would a boy and see what happens. My girl is into clothes and shoes but also judo and surfing. Just because your kid has a pussy doesn't mean they have to be a pussy. Phone Post 3.0
Talk about loving someone for who they are! Phone Post 3.0