Part I presented a brief explanation regarding the changing role of father as well as what these changes has upon his child’s view of him. Part II critiques what children ideally desire in their fathers. As with mothers, researchers found the following qualities children wish to observe in their fathers: 1. Present a healthy appearance. A child wants his father to be a father not a teenage or grandfather. In order to toss a baseball, shoot a basketball or take a hike in the forest, a father should be concerned about his general health and well-being. Add good grooming, a happy smile and a child look to her/his father with pride. 2. Achievement. Far too many fathers believe theirs and their family’s success is based upon his monetary, material or social achievement. Children who responded to surveys reported they considered their father a success no matter what work he does just as long as he has the respect of the people around him and can be honest and true to the child. It is vital for a child to have faith in his values. Virtually every child indicated he/she wanted their father’s positive qualities. 3. Understanding. In many instances, a child will turn to her/his father for advice and, at times, to be comforted and reassured with respect to the appropriate decisions they make. A father, unlike their mother, will give his child a father’s/man’s viewpoint that can be helpful both to his daughters and sons. 4. Patience. A child hopes her/his father will be patient of her/his shortcoming, for this will increase a child’s faith in her/his own ability to deal with them. A wise father will make every effort to guide his child along the avenue to his goal of maturity. A father who takes this approach will be rewarded with his child’s love, loyalty and trust. 5. Willingness to do things with the child. Today with both parents working in many homes, more and more fathers have demonstrated a willingness to do things with and for his children. In the case of boys, they have a strong desire to have their father as someone they can identify with, play games with and be a companion with to teach him who to play certain sports with, fish, hunt, even play board games with. In the case of girls, the presence of her father has been found crucial to her emotional, personality and social development than has previously realized. Young girls yearn for their father’s companionship, advice, and example just as much, if not more than a son, in the development of her socialization skills. From interaction with her father, a girl learns about boys and men, learns about her beauty and acceptance, how to appreciate herself and love herself in an appropriate manner. 6. Impartiality. Up to the middle of the 20th century, the father was assumed to be the family disciplinarian. Though his role as the sole disciplinarian has changed, children continue to view their fathers as an authority figure and an opportunity to judge his impartiality. When a father establishes boundaries, punishes or scolds his child, doe he attempt to first find out what the child did to deserve punishment or to judge the behavior to adult standards? Is the father impartial when he lets out his pent up anger for something that went wrong at work or in his relationship with his spouse by being more severe than his child’s behavior justified? 7. Reasonable expectations. Far too many fathers expect their children to do things far beyond their capacities. When a man is perceived as a successful person, or when he is considered failure and has never achieved what he wanted in life, he is likely to set goals for his child that is beyond their capacity or interest. He often becomes bitterly disappointed, angry and, at times, abusive towards his child because his personal expected goals for the child were not achieved. How can a child love and respect a father who is disappointed in her/him much of the time. A child wants and needs their father’s unconditional love and acceptance for her/him to obtain healthy emotional and social development.