Being a hip dad doesn’t have anything to do with being young. It’s all about taking what you learned from your father and handing it down to the next generation of sons. It’s about being a role model. Being someone your son can look up to will leave a lasting impression on him, no matter who he grows up to be. The confidence a father exudes is truly contagious. To that end, it’s important to teach your son about more than just looking good. (But we think that’s pretty important, too!) Here are life lessons taught and learned from those we choose to celebrate this Father’s Day.
From Father to Son
“You can learn a lot more by what a man does than by what he says. I just watched how my father did things.” -Kevin Costner, Esquire Magazine
“The most important thing my father taught me is that when you give your word, you keep your word, no matter what. A man is only as good as his word. “-Larry Winget, Your Kids Are Your Own Fault
“When it comes to parenthood everyone thinks they will be terrible at it. We don’t think we have it in us. Then you find out that you do, which truly is a miracle in life.” -Daniel Day Lewis, The Sun
“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.” Charles Wadsworth, About.com
“[My father] always wore wingtips. I still have the wingtips he used to wear. An Alden shoe to me … you’ve got to have it. It’s just necessary.” Kyle MacLachlan, Park & Bond
How was your dad a role model and how will you be one to your son?