Friday, December 11, 2015

Five Tips For Being a Good Dad (According to a Three-Year-Old)

Are you a new dad? Maybe a dad-to-be? What about a dad to four wild kids? This week's #FiveOnFriday is sweet and simple.  I asked my three-year-old daughter what things a good daddy does.

Five Things A Good Daddy Does:

1. He gives hugs and tickles.

2.  He tells cool stories  (ones involving princesses in this case!)

3. He tells me that the loves me.

4. He smiles when he sees the pictures I draw for him.

5.  He makes smoothies with me.

Did you get that? Nothing about gifts, just time together, encouraging, and story-telling!  Ask your kids what they think a good daddy does and let me know!

Don't forget to check out these other Canadian bloggers and their FiveOnFriday posts:
  • If you're interested in making life simpler, and also honesty from a nerdy mom of three, check out Shawna from Simple on Purpose.
  • For five funny things that will make you feel better about your own parenting skills, check out Jac and Juli at TwoFunMoms!
  • Local to Edmonton, this mom is blogging about a little bit of everything. Things to do with the family, a simple DIY, or life as a family of 5 here
  • Check out the blog that is basically all things in life at Eclectic Soapbox, because variety keeps it eclectic.
  • For Everything and the kitchen sink that happens in life, Check out Canadian Basics for your 5 on Friday for laughs and fun!
  • For tips on green living on a sensible budget with a smattering of parenting, ranting and raving, check out Juicy Green Mom!
  • Paula at Product Junkie



  1. Meadow (age 7) A good daddy gives snuggles.

  2. Matthew (4.5): Helps you.
    Kayla (4.5): Gets toys that you want that you can't reach.

  3. That's so sweet! There's no doubt that you and Gary are great parents!