Example of a Daddy’s Letter:
Dear (child’s name),
Hi! I wanted to write you a letter and also ask you to do something that will really help me.
First, I wanted to tell you just how proud I am of you. You have done so many things that have made a difference in our lives. (Share a few examples of the positive things that your child has done and how proud you are of them). Dad really loves you and wants so much for you to realize your dreams in life.
You see, I want to be a good Daddy, but sometimes I don’t always know what to do, so I wrote out some questions that I put in this letter. Would you do me a favor and spend some time thinking about the questions, and then answering them for me? I would really appreciate it. I want to spend more time with you and I want you to enjoy it as much as me. But I want to do things that you would really like. You are a great (son/daughter), and I am proud to be your Dad.
As soon as you get done with your answers, give them to me and I will read them. Then we can begin to plan this next year! I’m looking forward to it!
On a separate piece of paper write questions that you want answered. Samples questions might be: What one thing (or several things) have you wanted to do with Dad, but have never done? What one thing would you really like Dad to teach you, or tell you, that he never has? What have you done with Dad in the past that you really enjoyed, but don’t get to do enough? What one thing is really on your mind that you want me to know about?
You may use an email instead of a letter, or even a text message. Or, if you aren’t a writer (or your children are too young to read), you may just ask the questions of your kids in person.