As the kids get older and things change. It becomes very obvious how important being a dad is. I mess up everyday, but I try to learn from my mistakes and move forward. I don’t want to be my kids best friend, I want to be a mentor they can learn from and show by example. If you are am “I need more” parent your kids will see that and become like that. I’m trying to become a less is more parent. Saving is better than spending. Get a smaller house with better things inside. Find fun free things to do around your area. Become a 1 TV house. Grow a family garden. Plant a fruit tree. Just be a TRUE family unit.