1. LEARN HOW TO BE MATURE!
From the book ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’, Atticus Finch is a father of Jem and Scout. He treats his kids as mature people by honestly answering all their questions. Even so, he also considered the fact that they are still young and think of childish assumptions and make mistakes.
2. UNCLE PHIL: WHO A MAN SHOULD BE
Uncle Phil, played by James Avery, the much-loved patriarch, is the best example of a father, a friend, and whoever a man can be. Even James had passed away, his role as the perfect man in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will always be remembered.
3. YOU GOTTA LIVE FOR WHO YOU REALLY ARE.
You can learn from Gomez Addams about how to live out your individuality as a person. He encourages his kids to be who they really are, and not to be somebody else just to conform with the social standards. Not only that, he’s very supportive of his kids and a real husband to Morticia.
4. THERE HAVE TO BE SOME ANSWERS.
Calvin’s Dad on Calvin and Hobbes has taught us that everything and every question have an answer. Although not that accurate, but this means, it’s still good to give the child explanation, rather than simply being silent or saying “I don’t know.”
5. LOVE YOUR FAMILY MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE
Dill Penderghast must have done things differently, but he did his best to be a good father and a husband. He showed us how to give more value and love to our family.
6. IT’S TIME TO LOOK WITHIN YOURSELF: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
There’s always a second chance to do things right. Although Iroh has not been such a good father to his own son, he’s been to his nephew. He has shown to Zuko the secret of living life. Living is not about satisfying others’ desire, but the longings of one’s own heart.
7. THE VALUE OF WORK LIFE BALANCE
A father of seven kids. Even so, Arthur Weasley was able to manage working for his family as well as doing the things that he really loves. Moreover, he still has all the time to with his children and wife.
8. CHANGE IS FOR EVERYONE!
From prison, Jean Valjean from Les Miserables, wore a new cloak after he was released. He changed and lived his life for the better. This means every one of us can have a chance to learn from our mistakes and then move on.
9. RESPECT IS FOR EVERY ONE, REGAR
Rupert Giles, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has perfectly shown the value of respect. Although Buffy is not his real daughter, he showed her that even as young as she is, she deserves to be respected.
10. NOT A BIOLOGICAL FATHER, BUT A REAL FATHER
It’s not important whether you are his biological father or not, what’s important is you showed to her the secret of living a good life. Joel has taught this lesson to us. Though Ellie is not of his own blood, he loved and take good care of her like his own.
11. YOU ARE THE ONE DEFINING YOUR OWN LIFE
Even though he’s a bad ass warrior, Tam Al’Thor managed to live his life for good. He raised an abandoned child like his own. Even when he messes up several times, he still managed to pick himself up again.
12. TEACH HIM TO LIVE ON HIS OWN
The adopted father of Superman named Clark, Jonathan Kent never lacks as a father. He devoted most of his time in helping Clark to use his power. He also molded him to be a strong man when he grows.