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Celebrate Fatherhood

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Celebrate fatherhood and all the lovely moments of this journey on International Father’s day with these cool ideas from Simba Toys. Young fathers can celebrate with their dads and kids; spread the love across age groups and generations.

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Food Events: Food is a great way to bond. If you’re a foodie and so is your dad and kid, you could attend live cooking events and tastings together. Explore the various food options in the vicinity or across the city as you gorge on the varied cuisines and flavours. Maybe even learn new recipes, cook together and if nothing else – experiment with street food or restaurants at the mall.

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Sporty Fun: Playing sports is a great way to de-stress and bond. You could visit your local park, gym, club or just step out in the building to play football, basketball, cricket, tennis, badminton – the options are endless.  Engaging in sports is fun and brings zest to your routine as well.

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Get Creative: Channel your creative energies to make something you can look back to with fondness. Plant saplings in your garden or in the colony, construct or repair furniture for your home, or create art that will be a great keepsake. This boosts your collective problem-solving skills and also adds warmth to your relationship.

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Just be Home: You could always just stay back home and take it easy. Enjoy a movie marathon with your favorite movies, challenge each other at video-games, go through photo albums, or just talk.

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Gifts: Gifts are a great way to make your dad or kid feel special and celebrate fatherhood.  Some popular ideas include spa vouchers to enjoy rejuvenating treatments, a fitness band, an insurance policy or even market bonds to secure the future. A handwritten card or letter is a sweet and sentimental way to express your love.

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Challenges of a Modern Day Father

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Modern day fathers face many challenges. It’s important that they learn to resolve these so that they can build healthy relationships with their kids while also managing their family life and nurturing their personal ambitions.

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Balancing Work & Family 

Balance is key to living happily and in harmony especially as the modern world has its share of complexities. Amidst all this a family man struggles to make a living, make it big in his career and also find time for home and if he’s lucky, some me-time too. This often results in tiredness, impatience, health concerns, which take a toll on their personal happiness. Planning the day well, spending time with family after work in the early evenings & at night, keeping weekends work-free, planning short getaways are some of the ways in which fathers can achieve some balance.

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Being a friend v/s Being a father 

Sometimes kids need a listening ear, a sounding board that does not offer advice or lectures, but just lets them be. A friendly attitude with kids helps them be more open about their feelings, respects their individualism and brings a lot of light heartedness in the relationship. At the same time father is also a guiding light for kids, helping them find their feet and pointing them in the right direction so they can achieve their dreams. It’s essential to maintain a balance between being friendly and at the same time keep a grip on children’s activities. Understanding your children and their emotions well can help in knowing which particular role to play at what time.

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Expressing your Emotional Side

A father is someone who is like a protective shield for children against the odds of the world. Even if he is facing problems on the professional front or elsewhere he has to put up a brave face in front of kids. This may make him less vocal and expressionless on occasions. At the same time it is important for a father to maintain the bond of love a care with their children and have a heart-to-heart conversation with kids. Striking a balance between the two situations becomes important. Leaving the worries aside, when you are with your children is a way out of this challenge. Doing a lot of self-talk or sharing problems with your spouse will help you vent out your feeling and help you stay calm and composed with your kids.

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Being Progressive & Giving Roots

A father has to help his kids to be progressive, stay updated with the new things that will help him stay abreast with his peer group. At the same time, it becomes essential to give kids strong roots, telling them about their cultural, spiritual beliefs and ancestral tree. It gives them a foundation and makes them value what they have. Listen to your kid’s fresh perspectives and see how these merge with family traditions and then reach middle way. This approach can help you give them roots to keep them grounded in reality and also wings to enjoy their freedom as they get a taste of life.

Which are the struggles you face as a modern day father? Share your views with us and you could get featured on the blog.