The Morning Thing focuses on Fatherhood all this week.

Today (6/15), we shared the 6 Phases of Fatherhood and 5 typical Dad Fails.

Fatherhood is full of joys, sorrows, growth and love. is a great resource to help you navigate through every step and challenge of being a Dad.

The 6 Phases of Fatherhood shares some encouragement for Dads at every stage in the journey.

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1. Expectant Dad

2. Sleepy Dad

3. Playful Dad

4. Stretched Dad

5. Sacrificial Dad

6. Wise Dad also shares a list of typical Dad Fails and how to avoid them.

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1. Reacting Instead of Responding

2. Not Encouraging Your Kids Beyond Performance

3. Not Blessing Your Kids With Our Attention

4. Not Sticking Up For Your Wife

5. Not Living Out Your Faith

It is Father’s Week on The Morning Thing. Today, we share the power of our words.

On Monday, we kicked off a week focused on Dads on The Morning Thing. All week, we will dig into some powerful articles from – a great resource for Dads at every stage of life.

Today, we shared 5 things Dads should say to their kids every day.
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1. “Hey, I love You.”

2. “So, Buddy, what are your plans for the day?”

3. “I am so grateful to be your dad.”

4. “Have a great day at school, and don’t forget who you are.”

5. Words of Affirmation

We also shared 10 ways to say “I am proud of you” to your kids.
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  1. “You did a great job cleaning your room!”
  2. “That was hard work, but you finished the job!”
  3. “You are an amazing brother/sister!”
  4. “You’re showing great leadership (at school, on your team)!”
  5. “It makes me proud to say ‘that’s my son/daughter!’”
  6. “You must be the fastest kid on your team!”
  7. “You’re a really great reader.”
  8. “How did you know that answer, that’s amazing. You are so smart!”
  9. “You are very mature for a __-year old kid.”
  10. “That was a tough situation, but you handled it really well!”

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