5 Vital Parameters That Make A Good Father

Today, fatherhood has evolved so much, and a child’s well-being, wisdom, ethics, mental health, self-esteem, feelings of self-worth, and confidence depend more on their dad’s involvement in their upbringing. First-time fathers can be clueless; read on as Dr Kausthub Desikachar talks about the 5 vital parameters that make a good father.

In today’s generation, a good father makes all the difference in a child’s world. Children want dads who don’t just be a disciplinarian, provider, and protector in the family but expect a dad to be the source of strength, support, trust, comfort, love, compassion, joy, and a friend. 

Are you a dad-to-be or a first-time father or a father trying out ways to be a good father? Dr Kausthub Desikachar says a father is so influential in a child’s growth and needs to be reliable and good by all the parameters. How you behave and respond in any circumstances thrown at you is what characterizes you in the hearts of your children. 

5 Vital Parameters That Make A Good Father


For a dad, patience is fundamental.

The fact is that fathership isn’t perpetually enjoyable. It’s utterly complex. A father will inescapably confront hurdles from his profession, relationship with his wife, children, and indeed himself. But a good dad must be empowered to handle it all without giving up. Patience is the first and foremost attribute fathers can’t do without. Fathers who follow patience throughout stay strong and don’t stagger when things get intricate and ultimately become a pillar of support for children.


Dads should not demand their children to live an identical life as he does and have the same choices in life. Every individual is different, and a good father should understand this well. Dr Kausthub Desikachar says a good father respects their preferences and values as long as they don’t harm anyone and the family.

3.Lead By Example

In most families, a father is the head of the family; this is why children often learn and acclimate things from fathers promptly. One of the most-needed attributes of any parent, especially fathers, is to lead and motivate children by living as a model and an example. If a father begins making the right decisions, shows good behaviour, and creates incredible impressions, he puts goodness into the world of his children.

4.Explain “Why” Behind The Rule

Often, we have heard fathers strictly say to their children, obey because I’m your father. It’s essential that kids understand and realize why they are being taught or restricted. When children perceive why they are restricted or taught something new, they will be more likely to receive and, more importantly, trust you and perhaps respect you more for taking time to explain well and not just dominate.

5.Quality Time

Across the world, dads are busy at work and have less time for family and kids because they are responsible for the family’s financial stability and provide for all their needs. But dear dads, remember this, that when kids grow into adults, they won’t treasure that you worked hard to provide for them; they’ll only remember you weren’t there with them and presumably won’t have many happy moments to cherish. Dr Kausthub Desikachar strongly believes that a good father learns to prioritize his family and balance his work and life, which is imperative for a happy family. Make them a preference. Create memories with your wife and children.


Every man has the ability to be a great father. Dr Kausthub Desikachar says the world needs better dads to raise great children, but first, bear in mind the above vital parameters that make a good father. Happy fatherhood! 🙂

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Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Viniyoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. He is also an avid photographer, inspirational writer and poet.

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