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Month: May, 2017

The Importance of Family Life (Excerpt From Daddy Up Course Workbook)

The Importance Of Family Life

A family unit is the unit which builds up a person’s personality. How you behave and what you become in life is very much dependent on your family life. Psychologists believe that a child learns the most from his or her family life. The way your family members deal with you has a life long effect on your personality. Keeping in view all these facts the importance of your family life cannot be denied. Family unit happens to be the most important part of your life till you grow up.

The children are usually closer to their parents and their siblings as compared to any other person in the world. As the children grow up they find good friends, spouses, their own kids and colleagues to share their lives with. Although time brings this change but the importance of family remains there. The children who have a sound family background and who belong to a family with strong family ties are almost always happier. Thus one cannot deny the importance of family life.

The life with your family is very important as it plays a major role in your development into the person you become. The goals you set for yourself in your life are very much dependent on the life you have with your family. Those children who belong to the families which have a rich education background tend to learn more. They are interested in learning more and thus it is easy for their parents to get them educated. Similarly, for example, children who belong to a family from which a few of the people are in the field of professional sports, the kids tend to have an interest in sports and they also plan to go to the same field. The sons and daughters of stars from the film industries usually plan to follow the suit of their parents. Thus it is the effect of your family life which guides you to decide what profession you want to do as an adult.

Family life is also important in the sense that it gives you your basic strength as a person. The people who have a smooth and well settled family life are generally less scared of life. Those who are a part of broken family are generally less confident. These people always expect the worst in life. This is a general state of mind which results in building up of a negative personality. Family life is also important to people as it is the part of our life which has more effects on us as compared to any other part of our life. The way a mother treats her kids is actually the deciding factor what those kids will be like as human beings when they grow up.

In today’s world a big social problem is that the family unit is not being considered as important as it used to be. In many parts of the world the time period for which people live together as a family is shrinking. The family life adds a sense of responsibility in your personality which lacks in those people who have not have a very nice family life.

This excerpt is from “The Family Life” section of the Daddy Up Course Workbook, which is available at and


Twenty Seconds Can Change Your Life

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Think of something you’ve been avoiding or putting off. Make that call. Send that email. Ask that person. Whatever it is, do it. If you were looking for permission or a sign, here it is.

Seven Reasons To Read To Your Child

Seven Reasons To Read To Your Child

We all know that learning to read is important, but what can we as parents do to facilitate this milestone?

Reading to your child has many benefits one of which is simply having time to snuggle together.

Here are 7 reasons to read to your child.

1. When you read to your child, he/she will learn that reading is important to you, therefore reading will become important to him/her.

2. The more your child hears sounds, the better he/she will process these sounds into words. When a child is preschool/kindergarten age the listening word starts to become the written word.

3. Reading is a wonderful before bed routine. Studies have shown that a child will thrive in an atmosphere in which routines are present.

4. Reading will help to develop your child’s imagination. Have you ever gotten lost in a good book? Your child can do the same while you are reading to him/her.

5. Reading will foster your child’s ability to listen and pay attention. With all the problems we here about concerning attention spans this is a great way to avoid that.

7. Reading to your child will develop in him/her the desire to become a reader.

8. Teachers will thank you.

Isn’t it exciting to think that you can have such an effect on your child’s ability to read just by reading to him/her? You have the power to develop a life long joy of reading and learning in your child. WOW! Just read.

20 Questions To Assist You In Finding Your Purpose.

If you want to live a happy life, then you MUST spend some time deciding what you want to do with your life. Then make the effort to live that life with passion.

It’s up to you! No-one else is going to do it for you.

So, take some time out from your busy day-to-day routine, and consider the following questions.

1. What is my life’s purpose? (I know, obvious question)

2. If I had to take a best guess at my life’s purpose, what would it be?

3. What is the most important thing in my life?

4. If I had only six months left to live, what would I like to achieve?

5. What would I like to leave the world, as my legacy?

6. If money, or time, or current responsibilities were not an issue, what would I like to do with my life, more than anything else in the world?

7. What do I still want to learn?

8. When I was a child, what did I dream of doing with my life?

9. What has been the greatest challenge that I have overcome so far in my life? Could I help other people to overcome that same challenge?

10. What do I most regret not doing, so far in my life?

11. At the end of my life, what would I most regret not having done?

12. What am I usually doing when I suddenly realize that time has flown by, and all my focus has been on that one task?

13. If I had time available to contribute to a charity, or some cause, what would it be?

14. What qualities do I possess that I am really proud of?

15. What does my heart say I am to do with my life?

16. What special gift do I have that I could give to the world?

17. What would I like to do, RIGHT NOW, which would bring me the most happiness or pleasure?

18. What hobbies do I wish I had pursued?

19. How would I define their life’s purpose?

20. If I could be granted the power to change the world, what would I do?

*Bonus – If I had to take a best guess at my life’s purpose, and just get started with something that excites me, what would it be?

If you ask, you will receive your answer. Clear your mind and allow it to flow in. If you are finding it hard to do, you could have have too much going on in your head. Declutter your mind, by eliminating useless worries and nonsense.

You can live a life of purpose. You can live a life of passion and success! Ask, until you get your answer. And then take massive action. It’s worth it, I guarantee.