I found this online and really like it. A lot.
Let Me Be a Child
Let me know when I make you proud. And help me to have pride in my own accomplishments.
Let me earn your trust. Then trust me. I won’t let you down.
Let me try my wings. If I fail, let me know it’s ok. And encourage me to try again.
Let me know you love me. With a hug, or a pat on the back. Or, when I need it, with a firm but gentle “no”.
Let me be me. Let me change. Let me grow.
Let me tell you when I’m feeling bad. Or angry. Even at you. And let me know that even on my worst days, you still like me.
Let me dream. Share my joy when my dreams come true. Share my tears when they don’t.
Let me feel secure in my home. Help me realise that love is always there…that I can depend on you no matter what.
Let me run…let me laugh…let me play. And most of all, LET ME BE A CHILD.
I want to be the type of dad who lets his child be a child.