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Father's Day: 'It takes a real man to be a father'
Dotting and loving fathers, called dads, are the biggest source of strength for a child to grow up as a responsible and rational person. Often children speak of the affectionate and caring fathers as 'My dad is the strongest, he is the wisest, he is a Super Dad!'

Even for the grown-ups, dads should be such that sons and daughters look up to them for the experienced and honest advice, and they should be paid humble tribute on the occasion of Father's Day on June 16.

Every father has certain pet words or lines that he repeatedly tells his children. Many grown up sons and daughters remind their fathers of those lines on Father's Day to get into a lighter mood. In modern times, a father's typical pet lines are called 'dadism'. Here is a witty saying on being a dad:"Don't make a baby if you can't be a dad".

Thus, dadisms are a father's favourite lines said in typical style and tone to teach life's fundas to his children. When heeded to they go a long way to teach us invaluable lessons of life. One often does not realise the value of dadisms unless one becomes a father himself. I think, children must learn to respect what fathers' say and their dadisms at least on father’s Day.

Many fathers while warning their sons say, "You have things so easy! This is my last warning to you. Better get good or else you had it."

Reacting to the stubbornness of their children common dadisms are: "How many times do I have to pound that into your head? I don't care what other people are doing! I'm not everybody else's father."

A forgetful father often says, "What did I just finish telling you?...My father used to tell me...The early bird gets the worm. Rise and shine!"

A harsh father's dadism goes like this: "If I didn't love you so much I wouldn't punish you...I would let you do whatever you wanted...Just wait until I get back home from work!"

A father who stresses good manners, his dadism is somewhat like this, "Always say please and thank you. That way, you get more. Now smile…You're always a winner if you lose with a smile."

The dadism of a spendthrift father is somewhat like this; "You'll realize the value of money once you start earning...Turn off those lights and taps. Do you think I am made of money?..What do you think I am, a bank?

A father unhappy in marriage says, "Husbands are a sorry lot. Son, don't ever get married. And tell that to your kids...I love you, son!"

If you remember the your father's dadisms don't forget to share them here. I leave with a quotation apt for the occasion by Philip Whitmore, "Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a father."

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