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12 Simple Ways to Show Dad You Love Him

By amberdoty |

Father’s Day is almost here, and while it’s the perfect opportunity to show dad how much you care, I’m more of a “celebrate the everyday” type of person.

Showing dad you love and appreciate him doesn’t have to mean an all-day trip to the mall where you stress over what to get the man who has everything. The most touching sentiments can be found in seizing a moment in your daily life together, in finding a simple way to say “you matter to me.”

So ditch the credit card and the fancy wrapping paper.  You won’t need a gift receipt to warm dad’s heart this Father’s Day. Here are 12 easy ways for you and your kids to let the man in your life know how much he means to you:

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12 Simple Ways to Show Dad You Love Him

Ask him about his childhood

Nothing says "I care about you" more than showing interest in someone's life, past and present. Take the time to ask your dad about his childhood. Pull out a photo album and get the story on that goofy picture of him in high school. You may learn something you never knew — and he'll be glad you asked.


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Amber Doty is a writer, scientist, wife, and mother to two boys. On Babble, Amber wrote for both Strollerderby and KidScoop about parenting news, pop culture, raising school-age children and general parenting tips. More of her work can be found on her website, The Daily Doty.

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