Encourage My Dad (From A Teenagers Perspective)

My Family, Teenager, My Dad, My Parents, Special Bond

He or She Might Be Thinking About...

  • Do my kids respect me?
  • Do my kids love me?
  • My kids don't listen to me.
  • What is the best way to discipline my children?
  • Did I do a good job raising my children?
  • What do my kids think of me?
  • Can my kids take care of themselves?
  • Do my kids need me anymore?
  • Did my children grow up to be good, kind people?
  • Does my wife think I am a good father?
  • Is my wife happy with how our kids turned out?
  • Do my kids know how to save for retirement?
  • Do my kids make good decisions?
  • Are my kids healthy?
  • What do I do now that my kids are grown up?
  • Do my kids miss me?
  • I'm always the bad guy.
  • I can't ever win.
  • I feel like the world's worst father.
  • What could I have done better?
  • What would I have done differently?
  • I have a lot of regrets.
  • I have so many great memories with my kids. 

Words That Might Be Encouraging

  • I'm so glad you're my dad.
  • You're the best dad in the world.
  • I love you.
  • Thank you for taking care of us.
  • Thank you for protecting me.
  • I've learned so much from you. 
  • I really enjoy when we "_________" together. 
  • Thank you for being kind to me.
  • I appreciate everything you do for me.
  • I enjoy our big family.
  • You're my best friend.
  • Can you teach me how to _______?
  • Will you help me with _________?
  • Will you play catch with me?
  • I didn't mean what I said. I apologize for hurting your feelings. 
  • I hope I'm as good of a dad as you are.
  • Thank you for everything you've done for me. 

Words That Might Be Discouraging

  • Go away!
  • Leave me alone.
  • You're not the boss of me. 
  • You can't tell me what to do. 
  • I don't have to listen to you. 
  • I hate you.
  • I don't want to be your friend.
  • Why are you always trying to get in my business?
  • I wish I had my own place.
  • You're annoying.
  • You're bossy.
  • You have so many rules.
  • You're the worst dad ever!
  • I wish you weren't my dad.
  • You're old. Things are different these days.
  • What do you know?
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