Although I am a mum of two kids and kind of concerned with the title of How To Be A Great Dad, I told myself maybe I should read this and then give some pointers to my hubby (hehehe).
You know what caught my interest to review this book? It’s the sentence “Do good and forget about it” at the end of author Carmen Elefante’s email to me. I got his email in the middle of September this year and was about to be caught up really busy with reviewing the Nissan LEAF (fully electric car) for six weeks, and replied to him that if he doesn’t mind waiting for up to eight weeks for my review, I’d be happy to read his book.
Now back to his “Do good and forget about it” statement. Yeah, it totally reminded me of what my dad would be like. Just do something, don’t question so much, don’t be calculative, just do it and make sure you finish it. No half-ar$e job. Do it and be done with it.
Back to the book. This book is not thick at all, about 128 pages in total with hardcover and glossy papers which I like. It is about six inch by eight inch in dimension. There are a total of nine chapters, touching on such matters as stepping up to fatherhood, what to do to earn respect and trust, building everlasting memories with your family and children, the importance of commitment, being involved in your family and childrens’ lives, and activities you can do with your kids.
Look at the picture below taken from one of the pages in the book which I totally love! I even highlighted the important points for you to read!
I’ve mentioned to my hubby before that he must not scold or reprimand my actions right in front of our kids no matter how wrong I am or how silly a decision it is. Yes, I understood my actions and its consequences and, no matter what, he should never ever react in front of our kids. No matter what the heat of the moment or how his flare of anger may led to such behavior, it is never a right thing to do in front of our kids. I do hope he takes note of this.
In summary, How To Be A Great Dad is an awesome book to have on hand. Whether you plan to buy it for your husband, a male relative or family member or friend, just get it. Heck, even if they are not male, just get one. Totally recommended it!Powered by Sidelines