Being a dad is HARD. Being a military dad is Herculean. Their profession uniquely influences the way they parent in a positive manner. Children with involved, affectionate dads thrive in all aspects of life. That’s why I’m sharing 3 ways I think military men are awesome dads.
They’re Admirable Role Models
Service Members generally exhibit admirable traits within their profession such as honor, integrity and compassion. They exhibit these same traits at home, where their children observe and want to emulate them. My husband is an officer and cares deeply for his soldiers. I’ve seen his compassionate leadership in action and I’m comforted knowing he will instill those same values in my son.
They Appreciate The Little Things
Military families often endure long separations whether it be long work hours, trainings, TDY or deployments. Military dads learn to make the most out of the time they have with their children and go the extra mile to make them feel loved and cherished.
They’re Great Providers
Military dads are terrific providers in every sense of the word. They work hard serving our country and serving their families. Military dads know that being a provider goes beyond financial obligations and extends to emotional availability as well. They have an understanding of the sacrifices their families make for them to fulfill their duties, and show their appreciation by providing the best for their families through any means possible.
What traits do you think make military dads awesome?