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At age nearly 6, little one has father worked out pretty well without my help. Sometimes kids figure things out quicker than grown ups in their way, probably they are better at listening to their instinct and they don't always make excuses for people.
I do wish we had family here for some better male role models. I am noticing little one observing other dads and seeing a difference. Luckily we do have some nice male neighbours who take time to help us out when needed and chat to little one.
My younger son has a dad with an 'unusual' personality.
Like yours, he worked out his father early on and is now simply biding his time until he can vote with his feet.
One thing I always maintain is that without his dad, he would not have been born, so I give credit for that. he knows that I love him, no matter what. We have to take the bad with the good, so to speak.
Any personality traits that may be genetic, I discuss in the way that one has authority over ones actions and as such, a person can elect to act a certian way, or not. My son knows he will be empowered to behave NOT like his own father, but as a better man. If that outcome prevails, then I have done my job as his mum.
Finding good male role models really helps, just stay vigilant, some men pretend, they tink you're vulnerable and/or desparate. Enjoy your childs childhood as much as you can, they soon grow.