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A lot of men have scorecards at work to measure their success. Here’s one for your home life.

Key Points:

  • Many men keep track of their progress at work, but what about at home? Use these four metrics to gauge your parenting.
  • Invest financially. Don’t just keep food on the table. Invest in your kids’ education, skillset, and financial future.
  • Invest relationally. No matter what, find a way to be present for your kids. Make it a priority and make it consistent.
  • Invest academically. Don’t leave all the teaching to the public school. Ask your kids good questions about their studies and help them wade through the tought stuff.
  • Invest spiritually. Spiritual well-being of children is a dad’s responsibility, not just mom’s.

Quote This:

Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.

See Also: Fatherhood, Men, Parenting

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. How do you grade yourself in the four areas of investment? Why do you give yourself these grades?
  3. Which area of investment is easiest for you? Why?
  4. Which area of investment is hardest for you? Why?
  5. Which area of investment will most benefit your children right now? Why?
  6. What do you need to do practically to see improvement in these four areas? Be specific.
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
See the FLEXTALK.org version of this topic.