Fathers who are transparent enough to admit when they make mistakes are a blessing to their children, especially their daughters. When a dad can confess that he has made a mistake or that he does not know something, it teaches his daughter to trust and respect him and, by extension, men in general. I can remember past bosses at work or superior officers in the service who thought they knew everything and never admitted they were wrong. If you’ve ever served under those types of men, you probably felt as disgusted and disrespectful toward them as I did. We shouldn’t expect our children to feel any differently about us when we behave that shamefully. Frankly, I don’t want my daughter to end up marrying some blowhard know-it-all just because I modeled that behavior for her. I want her to marry a guy who is honest, forthright, and brave enough to admit when he is wrong. That’s the kind of man I want loving my daughter and raising my grandchildren.
Rick Johnson - That's My Girl»