When I feel the need to preach to my kids, I introduce it with, “I need 30 seconds to share something with you that’s been on my mind. Is your head in a good place to listen?”
This all really appealed to me and makes a lot of sense. I spend a lot of time thinking about how I want to be as a dad. This nails a lot of it. It’s largely the way my dad was. I don’t think it’s unique to dads either.