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Good Parenting: Kids Know Dads are Nurturers Too

When asked to draw a picture to show someone who is Nurturing, this young student drew a Dad.

Middle School Student Draws Pic of a Dad Tending to a Baby to Describe the Word "Nurture."

It's not too often that dads get the credit they deserve when it comes to being the "attentive" parent, but the middle-school student who drew the picture above thought enough of dads to use one to describe the word "nurture," much to his teacher's surprise.

This was the message we received on our Facebook page the other day to accompany this picture:

"Had to share... Some father out there is setting a good example!

I'm a teacher. For vocabulary instruction, students take the word I teach and find or draw their own picture. For the word nurture, this is what a middle school boy chose to draw by hand. Good job by some dads out there. It made my day."

Good job by some dad indeed, especially when all you hear are stories about deadbeat dads, its nice to see a picture depicting a dad doing what should come naturally.

So this one is for all the good dads out there who are nurturing and aren't afraid to get their hands dirty and take the role of father seriously. The media and parenting websites may not be paying attention to how far dads have come over the last decade, but your children know a great parent when they see one. And they're the ones that really matter.

Good job dads!


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Reader Comments (2)

Thanks for sharing this, it's made my evening. I don't know that my kids would do me the same courtesy, actually I would just hope that they know what nurturing feels like.

June 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCormac

Thanks for sharing! I am sure some dad out there is pleased to know that his child sees him as a nurturer rather than some of the negative characteristics fathers tend to be associated with.

July 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRicky

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