Before you know it, fatherhood changes, and the father role transforms into memories.
Children grow fast, relying on their own insights, starting to operate out of the safe space you provided.
The most important thing I learned, and tried to sustain, is the support for my children's passions. No matter what passion, it's the strongest fuel to experience life and love. In return, passion reappeared in my life just when it had slipped away.
But there is also play. Play and keep playing. It keeps the connection alive and breaks that little wall that might grow between us. Play and keep the joy in life and relations.
And I have learned the importance of listening. Even when I thought I was right, or when I did not get it at all. Listening to my children and giving them my attention as an equal member of the family and no less than that.