As an earthly father, we are reflections to our children of their heavenly Father. If you love your child, show them how much you love them through your expression of love. Spend time with them in their interests, extend your approval when you are proud of them, and affirm your support of them. Our heavenly Father lavishes His love on us, we can do the same for our children. Through you, they can recognize their heavenly Father.
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.
~ 1 John 3:1 [NLT]