Being a parent is not easy. Being a father is not easy. Being a single father with the primary responsibility of the parent is even more stressful. Because of this, dads need to know how to stay away from as many kinds of stress as possible, particularly when it comes to their own personal habits. Yes, your priority is always going to be your kids. But you have to take care of yourself a few certain ways to make sure that you have enough of a recharge to spend the energy on kids that they need.