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A father’s influence is contagious and sets the atmosphere in the home. Influencing the family to a life of excellence or a life of mediocrity rest on the shoulders of fathers.

The purpose of a father’s influence is to bring flavor and illumination to his family. Living an obvious and exceptional life of excellence is an essential characteristic of fathers displaying their power of influence in the home.

Understanding his sphere of influence is critical for family survival.  The influence of a father is like a salt seasoning that adds richness to his family.  Salt is a powerful seasoning that flavors most foods.

This influence rich in vision, compassion, kindness and forgiveness brings out the flavor in each family member to rise to a level of success effortlessly.

Light is another great example of a father’s influence that illuminates his family.  Without the light turned on many families will stumble and walk in darkness (ignorance) for decades.  The light is the greatest influence in this atmosphere and without it visibility is not possible. A father’s words and actions must be rich in leadership for illuminating his family.

Fathers are salt and light to their families.  Therefore, they possess the highest form of influence in the home.  A father refusing to season his family, is a a father who has lost his flavor. Hence, he is no longer of value to his family and will not hesitate to abuse, destroy, sabotage or leave his family.  A little leaven, leaveneth the whole lump!

Every choice a father make will have repercussion in the life of each family member.  A father’s influence is connected to his relationships. There is no such thing as “It won’t affect the children”, this statement is a lie.  Every decision a father make has the potential to empower or destroy his family.  Please review the divorce courts rulings for more statistics.

We all can make a difference.  Celebrate “The Year of the Family” with us by sharing this article and influence a family toward excellence.



Blind Spot #1: Overestimate Themselves

This often happens when your child set their goals too high.

Solution: Break family goals down into several steps and ask your child to assist you with the process of breaking a goal into several steps.

Blind Spot #2: Believe they do not need help

Allow your child room to make mistakes, and encourage them to get back up and try again.

Blind Spot #3: Underestimate Themselves

Children who set their goals too low are easily bored and usually struggle with this blind spot.


Review your family purpose, vision, mission and values statement with your child.  Begin a step by step plan for assisting your child with creating their personal purpose statement to be posted in their room.

Blind Spot #4: Negative Thoughts

Many children are unaware that they are not their thoughts.  Each action is connected to thoughts they gave permission to.  Encourage your child to capture each thought to align with their purpose statement, and refuse every thought that does not support it.

Blind Spot #5: Pride

Right before your child suffers a horrible setback, pride will show up.  Pride is associated with limited vision.  The inability to activate a personal vision statement can be very dangerous to your child’s well-being.


Create a 90-day plan with your child to activate their personal vision statement.


Visit the Brooks & Brooks Foundation Youtube Channel and watch the video “How to Create Your Family Vision Statement.”