I never really put much thought into the type of father I would be. I just kind of assumed that I would be a good one. But now that I am a father, I realise that there is so much more to it than just being a good person. Sure, being a good role model is important, but being a great father also means being there for your children when they need you the most.

And one of the best ways to show your children that you love them is by giving them plenty of cuddles. It might seem like a small thing, but cuddles are essential for building a strong bond between parent and child. They also help to comfort and calm children when they are upset or feeling scared.

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It’s the simple things I love about being a father, like when your child asks you for a cuddle or tells you he loves you, anyone who knows me will you tell you I ain’t much for the soppy stuff but I don’t know, being a dad seems to have changed everything for me. I guess that’s the joy of being a parent, you never really know what kind of changes will happen along the way, but it’s all for the better. So if your kids want a hug or cuddle, don’t be afraid to give them one. Whether it’s at bedtime or anytime in between, I’m sure they’ll appreciate the love and affection as much as I do. And that’s what being a dad is all about – making sure your children know how much you love and care for them, no matter what.

So if you’re a dad, or just want to give some extra love to your child, don’t be afraid to give them plenty of hugs and cuddles. It might seem silly at first, but it will only bring you closer together in the end. And when it comes down to it, isn’t that what fatherhood is all about?

Because when your child asks “Dad can I have a cuddle”, there is no other response in this world that feels so good. And when you get to experience that feeling time and time again, it truly makes being a father worth every single minute. So today and always, remember to embrace those moments with your children and soak up every second you can because before you can blink they will be grown and leaving the house. 

If you have kids of your own, make sure that you take the time to give them plenty of cuddles. Because as any good father will tell you, there is nothing quite like being able to snuggle up with your child and feel their tiny little arms wrapped around you in complete trust and love. And that’s truly a wonderful feeling.

So to my son and all the other kids out there – Dad can I have a cuddle? Of course you can!.​

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