Ever thought about Different Dad Types?
What do you mean by different types of dads? What are their traits & qualities?
Let’s find out…
Lately, I was just wondering as to how the role of Dads has changed over different generations. I remember in my childhood days, dads were more of just the bread earner types & moms were the ones to take care of kids.
But with changing times, there has been a change or shift in the role of a dad. A Father is no longer just a bread earner in the house. He has much more to contribute.
Today’s Dad, I think is more engaging with kids. Of course, there are exceptions. But by far, I think Dad’s today are more like a friend to their kids than what dads were during my childhood days (circa the 80s -90s)
Dad, you were the first one to take me in your arms
I felt the tremble of your hands in order to not hurt me
But then felt the firm support of reassurance
Of a Protector, Supporter, My Hero ….. My FatherBy – Rupali Paul (Mom Kid Life)
So let’s see the different Dad types that we can spot in today’s times :
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1. Gamer Type of Dad
In today’s digital & technology age kids are found playing more on their consoles & mobile than on a playground. So this Gamer Dad joins in with his kids in their playroom & plays the kind of games his kids like to play.
Frankly speaking, I am still not able to get my head around with this X-Box thingy that my teenager plays every day. But our Gamer Dad makes sure he not only understands these online games but also tries to be a good partner or even a competitor to their kids who love being hooked to these consoles.
I am sure every kid in today’s generation would love to have a Gamer Type of Dad
2. Workaholic Father
Well, not all dads will get down and play with their kids. Some dads just can’t be bothered. They will keep doing their work no matter what. So that’s your workaholic dad.
These dad types are always busy with their work & not necessarily just office work. It could just be any other work too that keeps them busy. One can expect to get less bonding time with these dad types.
Since it gets difficult to find time with a workaholic type of dad, you have to really grab up every opportunity of bonding with him. Also, try & get him to relax once in a while.
3. Gardener Father
Who loves gardening? Well, certainly our next type of dad. Right from the sowing of seeds to watering the plants, lawn mowing & everything gardening is what our Gardener Father would love to do. And he will not hesitate to tag along with kids in gardening work.
Doing gardening work along with your kids gives a sense of bonding between dad & kids and is also a very good activity for kids. That will help to take them off those gaming consoles for some time.
4. Happy -go-lucky Father
Oh, I love these kinds of Dads. They are just happy whatever happens. I feel they are the most optimistic dad types. They like to live their life to the fullest each day as it comes.
They are a no-stress dad. Also, it is not very difficult to please such a father. Who would not love this Happy-Go-Lucky Father?
Since these dad types are a bit rare to find, I would love to know if you have a Happy-Go-Lucky type of dad. Don’t forget to comment in the comment box.
5. Strict Father
Now as the name says it all, this Dad type is more of a serious type. Almost opposite of our chilled Happy-Go-Lucky Dad type. He is a dad who will not take any kind of nonsense & can be a bit hard to please.
According to Strict Father Model, children learn from the reward & punishment and become more self-reliant & self-disciplined.
6. Emotional & Loving Father
I have clubbed Emotional & Loving together because they both are quite similar. A Loving Dad is Emotional & an Emotional Dad is Loving. These types of dads have a very close bond with their kids. They are very caring by nature & want the best for their little babies.
This type of dad will also comfort & reassure their kids that they are in safe hands & will also be loved & cared for.
7. Dramatic Dad Type
Hmmm well, who loves some drama in their house? The Dramatic Dad types will surely love that. This type of dad tends to act & do things in an over the top manner. They tend to be loud & pompous creating a very dramatic effect.
8. Super Relaxing Father
Now, this type of dad is more of a cool dad. They are relaxed (lazy at times) who do things in their own leisure time. These are the ones who like to procrastinate things.
Beware & remind them of the Fees deadline. Just kidding ????
9. DIY Father
I love this DIY Dad type. They are just so handy. You want to get anything done, he is your man. Literally!! Get things sorted in a jiffy.
Having a DIY type of dad makes you also learn a few tips & tricks while growing up. That’s a skill you learn for a lifetime! These types of Dads love to teach DIY skills to their kids.
10. Bookworm Father
Our next Dad type is an avid reader. No matter what his head will be found inside a book. He may be anywhere but will always have his books with him. Even in the toilet.
11. Adventurous Father
I am sure kids will love this Dad type. The Adventurous type of Father is one who loves going on adventures & travel to different places. This kind of dad is looking for excuses to go on a holiday. So tell me, which kid will not like going on holiday?
These dad types love road trips & don’t mind doing the planning, booking, packing chores which some other types of dads may hate doing.
So who wants to hit the road?
12. Superhero Father (Movie Buff)
Wow Superhero Father? That’s nice. I am a movie buff myself & I would love to be treated with nice movies every now & then. I am sure the kids of a Movie Buff Father must be feeling the same.
13. Eco-Friendly Dad
Beware of anything that is Non-Eco Friendly. Dad might not like it. Not that Eco-Friendly Dad is not the cool type. They love lots of stuff which are eco friendly.
Also, these days you have many options available for a sustainable eco-friendly life. That is something that these dads have been looking for for a while now.
14. Soccer Dad
Some dads are okay if you suck at sports but for some, it may hurt their soul. That’s your sports enthusiast Soccer Dad type. These types of dads encourage their kids to participate in all different kinds of sports activities. They take an active interest in the overall fitness of their kids and the entire family.
15. The Forgetful Father
Yes you read it right. Do you know the traits of a Forgetful Father. Lets hope he doesn’t get another kid home from school thinking that’s his kid. Jokes apart, you really need to watch over these kinds of dads because their forgetfulness can cost you dearly.
So kids need to get or do something that will help a Forgetful Father where his stuff is ???? Maybe setting up some reminders on his phone or getting him some journal so he can check on things in the journal.
16. Spiritual Father
We also have Spiritual Father who is happy in having inner peace & harmony. Who loves to meditate & do some yoga. Loves to strive for his betterment & the betterment of his family through soul searching. He loves to contribute positivity within the society at large & helps his kids be better human beings.
Well, whatever type of Dad you have but a Father is a Father. The love & emotion will always be there.
They may not say it that often, but your Dad will Always Love you & YOU know it.
Now that you know what different types of dads are and why not read about Why Dads Matter?
I hope you have had a wonderful life & experience growing up with your dad. I would love to know about your feelings for your dad. Do comment below & feel free to express yourself & I would also like your feedback on this post.
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