- The Secret Power of Brands (NI) – University of East Anglia on Futurelearn – January 6 (10 weeks)
- Diagnosing the Financial Health of a Business (SA) – MGSM on Open2study – January 13 (4 weeks)
- Intro to Accounting (NI) – BYU Hawaii on Canvas – January 13
- Introduction to Business in Asia (SA) – Griffith University on Open2study – January 13 (4 weeks)
- Introduction to Enterprise Architecture (SA) – Enterprise Architects on Open2study – January 13 (4 weeks)
- Online Advertising (SA) – Open2study – January 13 (4 weeks)
- Subsistence Marketplaces (SA) – U. of Illinois on Coursera – January 13 (6 weeks)
- Foundations of Business Strategy (SA) – U. of Virginia on Coursera – January 13 (6 weeks)
- Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part I (SA) - University of Virginia on Coursera – January 20 (5 weeks)
- Introduction to the Music Business (SA) – Berklee on edX – January 27 Read more »
7 February: Death of Emperor Qianlong. Emperor Jiaqing assumes power.
February: Hoshen is ordered to commit suicide, his family holdings are confiscated.
China’s population reaches 300 million. Under the Canton system, private trade in Canton rises by 44 percent since 1780. Read more »
4/4. Be Understanding
1. Accept that your children aren’t you
Though you may have wanted your children to keep running the family business, attend your alma mater, or be a high school soccer star like you were, you have to accept the fact that your children are their own people with their own needs and desires, and that they may not align with yours. You may think that your path is the only way to happiness, but to be a good father, you have to accept that your children may have a different idea of how to run their lives. Read more »
3/4. Be a Good Role Model
1. Lead by example
If you want to lead by your example, then your motto should be, “Do as I say and as I do,” so your children know you’re not being hypocritical when you teach them right from wrong. If you want your children to act in a way that meets your expectations, then they should see the positive behavior from you first. Here are some ways that you can lead by example:
- If you don’t want your children to smoke or drink excessively, for example, then you shouldn’t do these things in front of them — or at all.
- If you want your children to treat people with kindness and respect, then they have to see you treating people, from the waiter in your local restaurant to a telemarketer, with basic respect.
- If you want your children to not pick fights, then don’t pick a fight with their mother right in front of them. Read more »
2/4. Be a Fair Disciplinarian
1. Reward your children appropriately
Being a disciplinarian isn’t all about punishing your children when they’ve made a mistake. It’s also about rewarding them when they’ve done something good so that they’re encouraged and want to repeat the behavior. Whether they’ve gotten straight As, helped a younger sibling with a tough task, or were mature enough to walk away from a fight, you should let them know how proud you are of them, take them out to their favorite restaurant, or just do whatever you can to let them know how much you appreciate their good behavior. Read more »
Nobody said being a good father was easy. No matter what age your child is or how many children you have, you have to know that a father’s work is never done. To be a good father, you have to be present, be a good disciplinarian and role model, and be sympathetic to your children’s needs without being a pushover. If you want to know how to be a good father, just follow these steps.
1/4. Be Present
1. Make time for your kids
Your children don’t care if you’ve just had a big promotion at your company or whether or not you own the most expensive house on the block. What they do care about is whether or not you’ll be home time for dinner, if you’ll take them to the baseball game on Sunday, and if you’ll be around for movie night that week. If you want to be a good father, then you have to set aside time every day for your children — or at least every week — no matter how busy you are. Read more »