There are many great personal qualities that urban planners have that directly translate into how they end up being the best dads! Here's five of them:
1. They see the big picture
Urban planners are able to see the forest through the trees. They don't fret the little things as long as it doesn't jeopardize the big picture. Like an urban planner, a great father will teach his children to keep the eye on the prize and not to sweat the small stuff, minor miscues, and intelligent risk taking.
2. They try to find win-wins
Urban planners are always trying to find opportunities for all parties to find consensus. Great dads know all too well that a household functions best when everyone feels that their opinions are considered and respected.
3. They know things
Urban planners are knowledgeable in many aspects of modern life. They understand development, real estate, transportation systems, law, and bits and pieces of many other fields. Great dads always have the all answers and planners by and large are also expected to have all the answers.
4. They are compassionate
Urban planners are wanting to make the world a better place for all people, all the time. Like planners, great dads are very compassionate and empathetic and try to help others wherever and whenever they can.
5. They are interest-based negotiators
Urban planners are always trying to discover what the underlying interest is and find the best way to achieve it while considering the interests of others. Great fathers are expert negotiators because they are always thinking in the best interest of their children and make them feel as if they won win in actuality dad did.
p.s. Urban planners make great mothers for the same reasons.
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